Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL): We must censure Bush over the commutation of Libby’s sentence (MORE: READ LIST OF CLINTON PARDONS)

Larry Lipman at the Palm Beach Post has the details of the latest moonbat whining over Bush’s commuting of Scooter Libby’s sentence:

Rep. Robert Wexler says President Bush’s commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison sentence “is nothing short of (a) political quid pro quo, and Congress must go on record in strong opposition.” Wexler has drafted a resolution to censure Bush and plans to introduce it when Congress returns next Tuesday. A censure is a rare public reprimand but does not carry any other penalty.

House leaders could take the resolution directly to the floor, but that’s unlikely. More likely is that the resolution will be sent to the House Judiciary Committee of which Wexler is a member. Since this is a “sense of the House” resolution, it would not require Senate approval.

Wexler said Bush’s “intervention is an unconscionable abuse of authority by George W. Bush, and Congress must step forward and express the disgust that Americans rightfully feel toward this contemptible decision.

Read the whole thing, as it includes the text of Wexler’s ridiculous “resolution.”

Um, just how is a commuting of a sentence an “abuse of authority”? See, this is one of the things that irks me about Democrats: throwing out sensational accusations that they have to know are not true. It is not an abuse of authority for a president to commute a sentence. If it is, look how many presidents in history have been guilty of this “unconscionable abuse of authority.”

In the unlikely event that this clown is actually ignorant of past presidents and their commutation of sentences, I sure as hell hope some close to this guy takes sympathy on him and buys him a damn history book!

Oh, and get this: Rep. John “Reparations” Conyers has vowed a “full review” of presidential pardon power. While he’s at it, maybe he could launch a “full review” of the sanity of House Democrats, including himself.

The manufactured “outrage” over Bush’s decision is so massive that WH Press Secretary Tony Snow wrote an op/ed for the USA Today defending the decision.


Related: Tom Maguire catches several news outlets making a faulty comparison between Libby’s case and the case of convicted Army veteran Victor Rita. Read more about his case here.

More: Of course, now Bubba – in addition to Hillary – has gotten in on the act of explaining how his pardons and commutations were “different” than Bush’s.

I see the Clintons are still doing one of the things they’v all done well: Whitewash history and taking the American people for complete fools.

Update: Van Helsing from Moonbattery links up in the comments section to the list of Clinton pardons. Lots more in there beyond FALN and Marc Rich. And James Taranto at the WSJ looks back at some Clinton political pardons, like Clinton’s HUD secretary Henry Cisneros.

But nooo, no political considerations were made in any of those pardons, were they? LOL …

Also: Huh?

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