Tuesday, July 3, 2007

More on Scooter Libby

While Bush's decision is obviously abhorrent to almost any rational person, it is extremely beneficial to Tony.

Like most Republicans, and unfortunately most lawyers, Bush has no idea how the federal sentencing system operates and he employed virtually all of the standard defense arguments that his own Justice Department has argued against to prop up the sentencing guidelines against Scalia and Thomas's arguments for abolishment. All of the things Bush cited in his order are the same arguments that his very own Justice Department has sought to abolish as a matter of law. The utter and complete hypocrisy of Bush and the GOP is going to benefit thousands of defendants in the long run.

So, I say, thank you, George. You are an utter, genius, even better at managing legal affairs than you are at managing the war in Iraq.

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