In which we realize that we are so utterly fucked

“As I understand it, Bush political appointee James Comey named Bush political appointee and career prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the Plame leak. Bush political appointee and career prosecutor Fitzgerald filed an indictment and went to trial before Bush political appointee Reggie Walton. A jury convicted Libby, and Bush political appointee Walton sentenced him. At sentencing, Bush political appointee Judge Walton described the evidence against Libby as “overwhelming” and concluded that a 30-month sentence was appropriate. And yet the claim, as I understand it, is that the Libby prosecution was the work of political enemies who were just trying to hurt the Bush Administration.”- Orin Kerr

Honestly kids, isn’t it a good thing that Americans have realized the absolute double plus goodness of a kleptocracy. I mean, how long must the rich and powerful pretend to care about the commoners? Think of the burden this places on them. I bet it almost ruins their vacations in their summer mansions. It’s time that the ruling class shows their disregard…nay, disgust with those nasty plebeians. (That’s us, people.) It’s time we understand that the rich, the powerful, and the well connected are fundamentally better than the commoners, regardless of those silly ideas of “all men are created equal”. /Orwellian thoughts

The GOP Talking Points on Libby Debunked By The Washington Post.

Libby’s Guilty Verdict: Media Myths and Falsehoods to Watch For.

Top GOP Fictions on the White House Leak Case Refuted.

Responses to GOP/Neocon Talking Points on the Valerie Plame Exposé.

The Big Lie About Valerie Plame – “The misinformation being spread in the media about the Plame affair is alarming and damaging to the longterm security interests of the United States.”

See also: Nixon Articles of Impeachment Adopted by the Committee on the Judiciary (Article 1, paragraph 9):

endeavouring to cause prospective defendants, and individuals duly tried and convicted, to expect favoured treatment and consideration in return for their silence or false testimony, or rewarding individuals for their silence or false testimony.

Anyone remember this?

In the weeks before the execution, Bush says, a number of protesters came to Austin to demand clemency for Karla Faye Tucker. “Did you meet with any of them?” I ask. Bush whips around and stares at me. “No, I didn’t meet with any of them”, he snaps, as though I’ve just asked the dumbest, most offensive question ever posed. “I didn’t meet with Larry King either when he came down for it. I watched his interview with Tucker, though. He asked her real difficult questions like, ‘What would you say to Governor Bush?'” “What was her answer?” I wonder. “‘Please,'” Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, “‘don’t kill me.'” I must look shocked — ridiculing the pleas of a condemned prisoner who has since been executed seems odd and cruel — because he immediately stops smirking.

How about those thousands and thousands of drug users in prison under mandatory sentences. Any pardons for them, Georgie Boy? No? Oh, right….they didn’t have grandfathers who sold weapons to the Nazis, or fathers who were able to keep them out of jail for drunk driving and cocaine abuse….like you.

These Republicans are nothing more than pirates. They’ve raided the treasury, destroyed civil liberties, stretched our military so thin that they can’t even respond to crisis in our own country, rewarded their cronies, and destroyed the economy and environment for the foreseeable future. AND they’ve loaded every single department in the Federal Government with LIFETIME appointees.

We are SO fucked.

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