Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Was Surprised, Too, Dick

Also in the news today is a report that Darth Cheney was furious when Baby Doc refused to fully pardon his boy, Scooter Libby.

Apparently the Veep launched an all-out two-week assault on his boss to try to get him to pardon Libby. I guess it wasn't enough that he didn't have to do any fucking jail time at all for his crimes, eh Dickster? So when Baby Doc got so stingy with the pardons there at the end, it apparently caused a rift between him and his puppet master.

The unsuccessful full-court press left Cheney bitter. "He's furious with Bush," a Cheney source told The News. "He's really angry about it and decided he's going to say what he believes."
He did just that the day after becoming a private citizen. In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Cheney heaped praise on Libby and denounced his conviction. "He was the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice, and I strongly believe that he deserved a presidential pardon," Cheney said. "Obviously, I disagree with President Bush's decision."
The vehemence of Cheney's last-minute onslaught has struck some Bush loyalists as excessive. "At some point you have to accept the decision of the guy who appointed you," one of them said after learning the details. "I think Cheney was over the top."
Wow, it surprised me as well. I figured all this time that Shooter would pardon Scooter, with the sock-puppet pResident in between, who always did what he was told. Who knew?

Of course, we are dealing with a malignant narcissist here, who never met a death penalty that he didn't want to carry out when he was governator of Texas, so I guess that the whole "quality of mercy" thing in back of the law is just a quaint and outmoded reminder of how things used to be. You know, like the US Constitution.