Tuesday, July 03, 2007

He Is Amazing


Yesterday I had a post headlined "Just When You Thought He Couldn't Piss You Off Any More..." He has done it yet again. I just peeked at the New York Times online headlines and Bush has said he won't rule out a full pardon for Libby. This guy is amazing.

Let's party like it's 2009. January 20, 2009.

8 comments:

Splotchy said...

Amazing like the Amazing Spiderman?

Is he shooting webbing out of that finger?

Beth said...

Amazing like the Amazing FU-man.

MacGuffin said...

The commuted sentence is just a temporary tactic so that Scooter can still plead the Fifth during the Wilson's civil suit and also possible further Congressional investigations, and then afterwards, Bush'll grant him a full pardon. It'll happen, only a matter of time, barring an impeachment of course.

Johnny Yen said...

Splotchy-
I think he's flicking boogers there.

Beth-
You said it, sister!

Macguffin-
If I remember correctly, you can't plead the fifth in a civil suit. But yeah, it's only a matter of time before W grants him a full pardon. I'm betting on or about January 19, 2009.

MacGuffin said...

Hmmmm, I guess it's just concerning further investigations by Congress because he can still appeal his conviction even though his sentence has been commuted, and while you're in the appeal process, you can't incriminate yourself before Congress? But if he had been pardoned, the Fifth wouldn't be open to him apparentlY? I may have this all completely wrong...

Johnny Yen said...

If he'd been pardoned, he wouldn't need the fifth-- he can confess all he wants, and they can't prosecute.

There was a case in which a guy went to a trial as a defense witness and confessed to the murder the accused was being tried for; he himself had been acquitted of it, and due to the "Double Jeopardy" part of the Constitution, could not be tried again for it. The other guy was acquitted because of his testimony.

The Fifth is an interesting thing. Mobsters and others have used it during Senate hearings. You cannot, though, plead the Fifth in a Grand Jury-- hearing to determine whether charges should be brought.

Interestingly, then, you can confess to a crime before a grand jury, but that confession is barred in a court of law-- when you're being tried for the actual crime, they cannot use any part of the grand jury's proceedings in the trial. It's a crazy world.

MacGuffin said...

Well, shows what I know about the Law. It's just what i've gathered from some of the reporting.

Johnny Yen said...

I had to know all this stuff for school at some point in my life-- both my Bachelors and Masters degrees were in Political Science. I'm a ringer when it comes to all this stuff. I also had to teach it to undergrads when I was in Grad school.