Former V.P. aide Scooter Libby was sentenced to 30 months today for lying and obstruction of justice in the Valerie Plame affair. I will be very surprised if this guy serves out his sentence.
First we’re going to get the appeal process. That’s going to drag on quite some time. If they delay that long enough they can get everything all nice and tidy for a perfectly-timed pardon from President Bush just as he’s leaving office.
You see, I’ve come to learn that I need to teach my son to do anything he thinks he can get away with to gain power and prestige. Once you have them you become nearly immune to the prospect of having to worry about making mistakes in life.
In a world where driving while drunk is just entirely unacceptable, Paris Hilton gets to serve 23 days as a repeat offender in a secluded section of a celebrity-conscience facility. Scooter Libby obstructs justice in what amounts to a case of treason at the highest level and he’ll be unlikely to serve any time. If he does, it’ll be in some catered facility and then, likely, for only a brief time.
I’m tired of hearing the garbage line that the press has a liberal bias. It’s just not true. We should all be calling for this guy’s head. Imagine the truth that would come out if this guy had his life on the line, as it should be. He played a part in exposing a secret operative of this country. It doesn’t get much darker than that. Instead the press just goes along quietly commenting on the most basic elements of the case. You also know if this were say, a Bill Clinton aid that was facing these charges, the conservative pundits would be calling for his head.
It’s time the Left wakes up and realized that the Right is playing the game perfectly in this country. They have everyone convinced that they’re the weak party, that they’re the underdogs. That’s the greatest scam of our time. Just wait and see how much time Libby serves.