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"Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald disputed the president's assertion that the prison term was excessive. Libby was sentenced under the same laws as other criminals, Fitzgerald said. "It is fundamental to the rule of law that all citizens stand before the bar of justice as equals," the prosecutor said.
Bush's decision enraged Democrats and cheered conservatives -- though some of the latter wished Bush had granted a full pardon.
"Libby's conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq war," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Bush's decision showed the president "condones criminal conduct."
Unlike a pardon, which would have wiped away Libby's criminal record, Bush's commutation voided only the prison term."
Well now, can anyone say "Clinton"? Hmmmm, let's see he lied to a grand jury under oath and what happened?
yep. Nothing. Meanwhile, Clinton was essentially buying pardons. Of the 396 there was Mark Rich, who was wanted for Tax evasion and one of the Clinton's biggest contributors and probably the most notorious, The FALN terrorist's who were responsible for real violent crimes. Yet not a word was said about those. Clinton under the very law and system that Patrick Fitzgerald, NASCAR Nancy and Harry Reid lament should have been by all rights been brought to trial, but nope. And where were these same people when that happened? yep, nowhere.
I don't know how the system got away with that. Well, I do, it was the liberal democrats pressuring Fitzgerald (a known democratic contributor) to do so. All I wish is that the President would have either reduced the fine or eliminated it completely. But, hey, I am happy for Libby.
Bush Commutes Libby Prison Sentence
Monday, July 2, 2007; 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case. Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced.
Bush's move came hours after a federal appeals panel ruled Libby could not delay his prison term in the CIA leak case. That decision put the pressure on the president, who had been sidestepping calls by Libby's allies to pardon the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Simpsons Team with 7-11 for Real Kwick-E-Marts
April 3, 2007 As part of The Simpsons Movie’s marketing efforts and promotions, the convenience store chain 7-11 proposed a plan to change eleven of their 4700 stores into Kwik-E-Mart imitations, which would even feature and sell Simpsons products such as Buzz Cola, Slurpees served in Squishee cups and Krusty’o cereals.
Kwik-E-Mart, a fictional chain of convenience stores on the animated series The Simpsons, is owned by the Indian American fictional character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Over the years, viewers have watched various story lines that have taken place on the highly priced convenience store. Even though the items are quite pricey, Homer and the gang consistently drop by and patronize the said store. Now, avid Simpsons fans can enjoy edible Simpsons commodities in an accessible and convenient manner.
Other promotional strategy of The Simpsons: The Movie is the hosting of a contest which would determine in which Springfield city The Simpsons: The Movie will premiere in.
The much-awaited Simpsons movie is scheduled to open in the United States in July. Meanwhile, avid fans can catch the whacky family every Sunday at 8/7c on FOX.