Libby escapes the law

July 2, 2007

I love my country. Every day I find something new to celebrate. I’ll celebrate this 4th of July in honor of Scooter himself.

Here’s more proof that so long as you’re in with the right group of scum, you are immune to just about anything. Between Bush, Hilton, and Libby I want to flee to Canada and never look back. Christ.

US President George W Bush has intervened to prevent Lewis Libby, a convicted former vice-presidential aide, from serving a prison term.

President Bush described as “excessive” the 30-month prison sentence Libby was facing for having obstructed an inquiry into the leaking of a CIA agent’s name.

Though no longer required to go to jail, Libby is still due to serve a period of probation and pay a fine.

An appeals court had earlier told Libby he could no longer delay going to jail.

The judge ruled that Libby could not remain free on bail while his lawyer appealed against the sentence.

President Bush said he had until now refrained from intervening in the case, waiting instead for the appeals process to take its course.

“But with the denial of bail being upheld and incarceration imminent, I believe it is now important to react to that decision,” he said

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