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King George and Republican Law

King George is the most compassionate practitioner of divine law, that is, law that guards people doing good and destroys individuals doing evil. He has no trouble defining good and evil since he is instructed directly by God. Members of the Bush Administration, as well as other loyal Republicans, are good, by definition. Democrats and assorted other people who oppose the King’s benign policies are evil. Some people call this Republican Law.

Among the many good things Republican Law has brought us are Guantanamo Bay, torture of prisoners, and warrantless spying on Americans. And now, King George has come to the rescue of that prince of goodness Scooter Libby. Though nominally a Republican, prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald acted as a Democrat, to build a false case against the honorable and upright Libby. Judge Walton, another Republican acting as a Democrat, sentenced Libby to 30 months in jail. Our lovable King commuted the sentence to a fine and probation.

When this business with Valerie Plame exploded in September of 2003, King George said:

If there's a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is . . . If the person has violated law, that person will be taken care of.

Of course, he was referring to Republican Law. I must admit Republican Law is slightly different from what other people call law. Here is how a commenter on a Democratic-oriented site called TPM misunderstands:

Under Bush, some people are imprisoned forever without due process of law while others who receive due process of law and are found guilty are set free.

What else would you expect from someone who has no inkling about Republican Law?

Though King George expounds this law, Republicans embrace it. Republicans, especially those running for president understand the difference between good Republicans and evil Democrats. It shows up in their statements. Take Giuliani. Here is what he said when criticizing President Bill Clinton when he pardoned Marc Rich:

Well, I'm shocked that the President of the United States would pardon him. After all, he never paid a price. He got on an airplane, took all his records, and ran off to Zug, Switzerland, where he's remained a fugitive, and has made untold efforts to try to get the charges reduced, including many, many overtures and entreaties based on the use of influence.

Here is what Giuliani said yesterday with reference to the president's commutation of Libby's sentence:

After evaluating the facts, the president came to a reasonable decision and I believe the decision was correct.

Naturally. Libby is a Republican and is good. By the way, do you know that Libby was Marc Rich's lawyer? When Congressional hearings were held about Clinton's pardons in 2001, Libby stood up for Marc Rich and said:

There are no facts that I know of that support the criminality of the client based on the tax returns.

Well, we can forgive Libby for one shameful transgression of Republican Law.

However, all the major Republican candidates for president were in favor of the commutation. The law of King George is truly Republican Law.

Posted by Paul Siegel at July 3, 2007 5:17 PM
Comments
Comment #224718

Libby probably knows too much, and told GWBush that he would start singing if he had to spend a single day in jail.

Posted by: ohrealy at July 3, 2007 5:56 PM
Comment #224719

ohrealy, I agree…..when someone knows where all the bodies are buried, people have a tendency to treat them well ;)

Posted by: Sandra Davidson at July 3, 2007 6:04 PM
Comment #224721

Well, THIS will certainly lead to fruitful discussion. This kind of stuff is why, even though I usually vote Democrat, I don’t consider myself a Democrat. I just can’t handle this kind of heavy-handed partisan crap from anybody.

Posted by: Gerrold at July 3, 2007 6:09 PM
Comment #224724

Like I said in Stephen’s Post. Both parties are as croocked as a snake, but it depends on the type no matter if it’s a cobra or rattler they both have a poisonious bite.

Posted by: KAP at July 3, 2007 6:21 PM
Comment #224758

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/07/03/keith-olbermanns-special-comment-you-ceased-to-be-the-president-of-the-united-states

MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann echoes my sentiments, and hopefully the sentiments of the rest of the country.

Posted by: zippy at July 4, 2007 12:11 AM
Comment #224760

I agree Zippy, 100%.

Posted by: TheKdd at July 4, 2007 12:29 AM
Comment #224764

Thanks for the laugh, I mean link, zippy. Just watched the third crappy loss in a row for the Braves and needed that. Very funny stuff especially the dramatic camera angle changes. Hey since I brought up sports is Olbermann ever coming back to sportscenter or is he completly politics now? Bringin John Wayne into the discussion….I don’t know if thats a good liberal idea, if there is one.
Bush will pardon a man who was on trail because they think it will advance the Democrat agenda, good for him. A little John Wayneish.

Posted by: andy at July 4, 2007 2:17 AM
Comment #224767

Thanks zippy….I was able to watch a little tonight before I had to leave the house. I think he puts his thoughts together pretty well, and I just happen to agree with him, too!!
It would appear that Andy prefers the Faux hit list of manipulators…….

Posted by: Sandra Davidson at July 4, 2007 3:12 AM
Comment #224771

The real hypocrisy here is that Bush and other conservative Libby apologists give him exactly the kind of consideration that judges would not be able to give other criminals under the minimum sentencing laws they support. Here is a good link:

http://www.slate.com/id/2169792/nav/tap2/

Posted by: Woody Mena at July 4, 2007 7:52 AM
Comment #224772
Bush will pardon a man who was on trail because they think it will advance the Democrat agenda,

I hate to shatter your illusions, but the Democratic Party had nothing to do with this case. The CIA made a complaint, and the Justice Department appointed a Republican to investigate.

I didn’t know John Wayne believed in pardoning criminals.

Posted by: Woody Mena at July 4, 2007 7:56 AM
Comment #224781

Its amazing to listen to the desparate arguements for the inexcusable. The classic,”WEll he did it first.” is a arguement most would not even accept from a 6 year old.

Posted by: BillS at July 4, 2007 12:16 PM
Comment #224782

Being silly and absurb, thought not directly mentioned in our Constitution, is certainly every citizens right. Any President, under our constitution is give the right to comute sentences handed down in a federal jurisdiction. Cry as usual because you don’t agree with this President, but please don’t let your ignorance show by somehow saying it was illegal or hypocritical or whatever is popular among liberals today.

Posted by: Jim at July 4, 2007 12:54 PM
Comment #224783

I for one have never said it was illegal or hprocritical.I will say it is wrong and undermines the rule of law. I will also say that it is a green light to others that concealing the truth to shield this administartion will not be punished severly.
I will say that it is hypocritical for the justice dept to push for sentencing guidelines in similar cases when their commander argues against them.

Posted by: BillS at July 4, 2007 1:24 PM
Comment #224945

“Libby probably knows too much, and told GWBush that he would start singing if he had to spend a single day in jail.”
Posted by: ohrealy at July 3, 2007 05:56 PM

“ohrealy, I agreeā€¦..when someone knows where all the bodies are buried, people have a tendency to treat them well ;)”
Posted by: Sandra Davidson at July 3, 2007 06:04 PM


Hmm!! So you guys admit that incarceration is a good means to get information?

Must be why your side wants to shut down Guantanamo and let the terrorists go free. I guess your side has those whom they want protected, too, for whatever political reason.

JD

Posted by: JD at July 5, 2007 7:00 PM
Comment #224953

Gosh JD…seems we forgot to preface those comments with the announcement that we were going to write something “funny”.

Posted by: Sandra Davidson at July 5, 2007 8:38 PM
Comment #224974

No need to preface. I’m sure my humor is well known to most on this blog. I’m just a loveable, funny guy!

JD

Posted by: JD at July 5, 2007 10:53 PM
Comment #226106

Paul,

You may note that the left believes they speak with the same holy and unerring voice of ‘truth’ that you ascribe to Bush. Except that it is generally unhinged from even the traditional strictures of religious morality. I believe your characterization is not only a poor one, it is wrong.

It is the doctrines of leftists who have killed millions of human beings in the last century.

Secondly, your post is representative of a wave of rhetoric on the left that can only be described as ‘anti-christian’. Rhetoric that when applied to any other group would be recognized for what it is.

It is interesting to watch the demonization from the left who claim a monopoly on the truth.

Posted by: eric "god's right hand" at July 12, 2007 7:56 PM
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