Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Dear President Bush, Now That You Have Found Compassion

A fair read.

Dear George W. Bush,

I know you're getting a lot of flak for commuting Scooter Libby's sentence, but I say, Stick to your guns. The man has definitely suffered enough, what with everyone making fun of his nickname and comparing him to Paris Hilton.

Besides, as you pointed out, Libby's reputation has been "forever damaged" and what is a public servant without his reputation? He'll have to join that other neocon convict Elliott Abrams, whom your dad pardoned in 1992, in sweeping the floors at Denny's. Oh, I forgot. Abrams isn't pushing a broom, he's your deputy national security adviser. I guess reputation isn't all it used to be, and if David Brooks can't figure out how to blame that on liberals, feminism and divorce he's not the man I take him for.

Now that you're taking up compassion--Libby has young children, you reminded the heartless Democrats--you'll find that he isn't the only convict who could use a helping hand. It's too late for the 152 men and one woman you sent to the death chamber when you were governor of Texas,.......more

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