Politics

Public Reaction On Libby

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People don’t like it. Not one bit.

From Political Wire:

A new SurveyUSA instant poll finds just 21% of Americans agree with President Bush’s decision to commute Scooter Libby’s prison sentence, 60% say Bush should have left the judge’s prison sentence in place, and 17% wanted a full pardon.

The most important part of those numbers…

Only those familiar with the case were asked to react to the President’s action.

And so it goes…

  • wj

    And here all these weeks I thought that all the hyped coverage of Paris Hilton was silly. But now, I am already hearing comments of the form “Even Paris Hilton had to serve some jail time.”

    Pop culture weighs in — and it has the same take as the more politically-oriented parts of society. But I guess that if your public standing is already totally and hopelessly in the tank, nothing more can worry you.

  • http://www.mises.org/ DosPeros

    Justice will be fully served when he is granted a full pardon. I just hope Bush has the honor to do it before leaving office. Hooray for this constitutional republic’s ability to compensate for a political prosecution spawned by statist hatchmen and a Kafka-esqe federal prosecutor for the crime of…obstruction of nothingness – a new existential crime that begs the questions, if I take a swing at an imaginery man, can I be prosecuted for imaginery battery? Absolutely.

    In fact, “…the hands of one of the gentleman were laid on L’s throat, while the other pushed the knife deep into his heart and twisted it there, twice. As his eyesight failed, L. saw the two gentlemen cheek by the cheek, close in front of his face, watching the result. ‘Like a dog!’ he said, it was as if the shame of it should outlive him.”

    The two gentlemen were Patrick Fitzgerald and Reggie Walton – immortalized as the great shame dispensers — on behalf myself and all other sensitive civilized creatures – go fuck yourselves Patty and Reggie.

  • http://www.warning1938alert.ytmnd.com Jimmy the Dhimmi

    Interesting bit of irony: It turns out that Scooter Libby was Marc Rich’s defense attourney when Clinton pardoned him.