Saturday, July 07, 2007

This is rich.

The right-wing is trying to spread the talking point that it was OK for Bush to commute Libby's sentence on the grounds that Clinton pardoned Marc Rich.

Yes, I KNOW that makes no sense at all, but the right-wingers have a large number of media butt-kissers, and have successfully blown tons of smoke over FAR less.

Aside from pointing out the obvious - Marc Rich wasn't part of Clinton's staff and his pardon wasn't part of a cover-up - THIS little item is just too much fun to resist:

GOP lawyer: Facts 'misconstrued' in Rich case
March 2, 2001

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff testified Thursday he believes prosecutors of billionaire financier Marc Rich "misconstrued the facts and the law" when they went after Rich on tax evasion charges.

The testimony from Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who represented Rich dating back to 1985 but stopped working for him in the spring of 2000, came during a contentious, hours-long House committee hearing into former President Bill Clinton's eleventh-hour pardons.

That's sweet.

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