Monday, July 02, 2007

On Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, and the growing pit in my stomach

I read part one of this series this morning.

I read this moments ago.

And now I'm wondering if it's time to move to Canada.

18 comments:

Niksmom said...

OMG! What a despicable, vile man! DO you suppose he's descende from Machiavelli? Any idea what land costs "up north??"

VAB said...

You are very welcome, but just be aware that you won't necessarily have the right to an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment, that IEPs will have no legal binding force, and lack of funds will be considered a perfectly appropriate reason for denying services.

Mary Beth said...

Remember Mark Rich's pardon??Don't worry they will be gone in another 18 months and we will have a new (probably Democratic) Administration that will like our current one get nothing real done except along with Congress play politics and plan future elections. I think Senators and Congressmen should have term limits so the bad air is habitually cleard out of D.C.

Teal said...

While I find the entire situation offensive, I have to admit that I don't think this is any different from other instances of using presidential power to pardon criminals. It's happened in many administrations, but doesn't usually get the attention that Libby's situation has attracted. Even as a staunch Democrat, I have to say that I think any person who loves the political arena must be a little off balance. Sane people don't want Washington jobs; people who love power or money or notoriety want Washington jobs. And as cynical as I must sound, I think that the only ones who get things done (right or wrong) are crooked.

It's almost like rival gang dynamics. While no one is playing by the law, they are playing by their own unwritten rules, a code of conduct that, while offensive, is known to all with little protestation. Members get hurt, innocent people get slashed, and dirty money changes hands. No one wants to go in and clean the mess up because it's such a huge problem that's pretty much ingrained in the psyche of the citizens.

The only reasonable answer? Mom-NOS for President!!!!

VTBudFan said...

Hi MOM-NOS!

It might cheer you a little to visit the countdown clock: http://www.nationalnightmare.com.

:)

MOM-NOS said...

For me, it's not just the pardon itself; it's the manipulative role I believe Dick Cheney played in it. My local paper ran part 2 of the Washington Post series this morning - it's equaly staggering. Yes, the President has the executive privilege to pardon criminals. Dick Cheney is not the President and yet, somehow, he appears to have secured all of the power and privlege of the position, with none of the accountability. My opinion.

Mary Beth, funny you mention Mark Rich. Am I remembering correctly that Rich's attorney was Scooter Libby?

Special Needs Mama Prof said...

I'm with you. My outrage is off the charts. In my opinion it's time to ban presidential pardons. No one uses them conscionably, dems or republicans.

redhead said...

I'm with you 100%. Just hang in til next term. Something's gotta change in this country.

And the best part is that none of this will be on the news....only more stories of Paris Hilton to distrat us, or more coverage of the Europe terror threats to scare us.

niobe said...

My respect for Paris Hilton has gone way up (though, admittedly, it had nowhere to go but up). At least she understands that what she did was wrong. And she even did her time in jail.

for what it's worth said...

We have lots of room here in the Great White North....although the corruption does not end at the border....

mothersvox said...

Scooter Libby scoots away, liberated. I suppose we can't really be surprised . . . just appalled. I guess the only solution is to impeach Cheney before impeaching Bush . . .

Mary Beth said...

If Scooter Libby was Mark Rich's attorney there is a weird kind of karma thing going on there. Just proves my point Right or Left they are all crooked. I am reregistering as an Independant voter. They are going to have to earn my vote because I believe in the candidate, not the same old tired political hacks!! If not then MOM-NOS for President, I'll second!

Molly McButter said...

Thanks for pointing that out. Did you know that I still have not taking my Kerry Edwards sticker off my car? I won't until someone else better gets into office.

Daisy said...

Hunting might be safer in Canada. Quail hunting, at least.

Anonymous said...

Yes, move to Canada. And just see what kind of services you will get there...none.

farmwifetwo said...

Actually we do have services.... I have come to the conclusion... I did go to a support group mtg and won't be back... that people aren't willing to dig for them outside of complaining about the school system.

Not perfect... but I'm not complaining, only about my lack of sleep this week cause it's speech camp and it's 1hr - one way. 4x's/day (morning 2hrs, late afternoon 2hrs). And it's all funded, camp, respite worker for the one in camp and the one here.

I like it here...

S.

MOM-NOS said...

Teal and Mary Beth, while I appreciate the vote of confidence, I'm going to have to get all Shermanesque on you here: "If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve." Can't think of a job I'd less like to have! :-)

mcewen said...

We're debating whether on not to move back to GB but I don't think we can immunize ourselves against this kind of behaviour wherever we live.
Cheers