Like most Americans, I’ve been royally pissed off ever since I heard yesterday that Scooter Libby escaped justice, and that George Bush drove the getaway car. Today, Christy at Firedoglake says what I wanted to say:
But the remaining 72 percent of the United States? We’re disgusted. With you. With the Dick “I’m my own branch of government.” Cheney power grabs. With the George “Honk if you like mountain biking.” Bush hands off style of government. With a party that coddled the likes of Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay and every other greedy sumbitch who lined his pockets with public funds because he thought it was his due for being a Republican. The American public is sick of you and your self-dealing, crony-laden, above the law disrespect, and with the Grand Ole Imperial Party which thinks that it should pay no penalty when it gets caught lying, cheating, stealing or simply grabbing whatever it wants while the rest of the nation is left to clean up after their infantile tantrums and outright lies.
Bush’s commutation of Libby’s jail sentence is nothing more than a continuation of the coverup and obstruction of justice that Libby began and for which he was convicted. When Bush and his (even then, criminal) gang usurped the 2000 election, I knew things were going to be bad. But these past 7 years have been way-worse-than-Nixon bad. The only small, saving grace is that now, anytime a Republican uses the phrase “rule of law,” the correct and swift rejoinder should be, “Shut the fuck up, you hypocritical jerk.”