Does Anyone Take Bubba Seriously?

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    This is to much

    For Bill Clinton to lecture Pres Bush on pardons, is like Al Capone whining about crime in Chicago

    Bill Clinton blasts commutation of Libby's prison sentence

    DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton blasted his successor's decision to spare former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from prison, telling Iowa radio listeners that Libby's case differed from his own administration's pardon controversy.

    "You've got to understand, this is consistent with their philosophy," Clinton said during an interview on Des Moines news-talk station WHO.

    Bush administration officials, he said, "believe that they should be able to do what they want to do, and that the law is a minor obstacle."

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/07/04/clinton.libby/index.html
     
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    Clinton vs. Bush
    Was it smart for Bill Clinton to pick a fight with the White House over Scooter Libby?
    By John Dickerson
    Posted Friday, July 6, 2007, at 6:02 PM ET

    When Bill Clinton pardoned Marc Rich at the end of his term, about-to-be-President Bush and his aides didn't make a huge stink. Maybe Bush figured that one day he'd need to defend his own pardons. Maybe he didn't want to start off with a drawn-out political fight. Or maybe he wanted to skirt the inconvenient fact that Scooter Libby, known only at the time as the vice president's chief of staff with the quirky name, was Rich's lawyer.

    Now the White House is happy to talk about the Clinton pardon, especially since the former president criticized Bush's decision to commute Scooter Libby's sentence. White House spokesman Tony Snow reacted by saying Clinton had extraordinary chutzpah to make such a claim, given his actions with Rich. Snow also mentioned Clinton's record in an op-ed in USA Today defending Bush's decision.

    For Democrats, this little episode highlights the promise and peril of a Hillary Clinton presidency. On the one hand, President Clinton spoke for many in the party who are furious about the Libby decision. As Hillary Clinton's team is quick to point out, she and her husband know how to fight. This is proof of it. On the other hand, Clinton has given the White House and Republicans an opportunity to muddy the issue by dredging up his past. Whatever you may think about the merits of the Rich pardon versus the Libby commutation, the debate is one the Bush team wants. The White House would rather have everyone debating the relative merits of the two than debating the inconsistencies in the Libby decision alone.

    for the complete article
    http://www.slate.com/id/2169926/
     
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    The mere fact that you even entertain this stupid bullshit shows how lost you are.

    the Clintons and Bushes have been busom buddies for years.

    How do you let yourself fall for this shit? Don't you realize that this is just meant to divide people, and cause arguement?

    This is why America can't figure itself out right now. Because people like you argue left/right, dem/repub, all the way down to even the most ridiculous of articles.

    OPEN UP YOUR EYES, rsr...so you can SEE the bullshit before you eat it.
     
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    The therad is about the commutation of Libby's prison sentencee Clintons tanting about Pres Bush's (not a Pardon)

    While Bill pardoned convicted terrorists and his other pardons he gave on his last day in office - he has the brass to speak out on Scooter's commutation of prison time?
     

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