04 July 2007

Open Letter to Harry Reid

From the email of my avatar comes this gem:

Dear ****,
For a while we've known that George Bush believes his administration is above the law. For anyone who still had doubts, yesterday he proved just that. By commuting Scooter Libby's sentence and removing his prison term, George Bush has disrespected the authority given to him in the Constitution.
We cannot let this moment go by without speaking out on this travesty of justice. Back in November of 2005, almost 70,000 members of GiveEmHellHarry.com demanded George Bush not pardon Scooter Libby. Now 18 months later we need to speak out again, just as forcefully.
Let George Bush know the disgrace he is bringing on the White House by commuting Scooter Libby's sentence:
The President's decision to commute Scooter Libby's sentence is disgraceful. His conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq War. During Libby's trial, evidence was presented that proved what we already knew.
When Joe Wilson courageously told the truth and exposed the deceitful behavior that lead up to the Iraq War, members of the Bush administration, at the highest level, sought revenge on him by outing his wife - a covert CIA operative. And no matter what right wing pundits say, none of those facts are up for debate. Valerie Plame was a covert CIA operative and high-level White House Staff members destroyed her career.
Outing a spy has serious consequences to the security of our nation. But Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, and others simply didn't care. And because of Libby's perjury and his obstruction of a federal investigation (the crimes he was convicted of) we will never know the full extent of this plot or its damage.
Judge Walton correctly determined that Libby deserved to be imprisoned for lying about a matter of national security. The Constitution gives President Bush the power to commute sentences, but history will judge him harshly for using that power to benefit his own Vice President's Chief of Staff who was convicted of such a serious violation of law. This action is nothing short of a continuation of the obstruction of justice begun by Scooter Libby.
Let George Bush know the disgrace he is bringing on the White House by commuting Scooter Libby's sentence:
This act cannot deter us. Democrats will continue to press forward with our oversight and expose the truth about this corrupt administration.
Thank you,
Harry Reid

I went to the website Give 'Em Hell Harry, whence camest this missive, to respond. Unfortunately, I could not find a "contact" button. How odd.

So, I am forced (forced, I tell you!) to respond here:

Dear Senator Reid,

I'll make a deal with you. You press for impeachment with no whining about political costs, and I'll gladly sign on to your toothless complaint campaign.

Disgustedly yours,


What a cock-up this country has become.


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