Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Beyond FACTS: Keith Olbermann on Bush’s Already Infamous Libby Pardon

Thanks and kudos to very talented artist/writer Laini Taylor over at Grow Wings (the flag photo above will look familiar!) for her July 4th post on the president’s incomprehensible pardon of Scooter Libby and links to MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann’s full commentary on this atrocity. As Laini puts its: “This isn’t the country we want it to be. It’s not the country it’s supposed to be.” And yet we’ll gather our families and friends close today to watch fireworks; we’ll celebrate our freedom knowing so many others suffer atrocities daily; we’ll hope and pray that as the current presidency continues to unravel a new promising order fueled by reason and respect…for citizens of all countries…has already taken root and will flourish as the next leader of our treasured democracy is elected and takes office. And we’ll resolve to pitch in to make sure that happens.

Happy Fourth of July, and Happy “Lucky 7” birthday to my dear dad, Wally DeGroot, who turns 77 on 7-7-07!!


Anonymous gerry rosser said...

Perhaps, in fairness, everyone should recall the list of criminals, scoundrels, reprobates, and just plain jerks Bill Clinton pardoned.
Believe me, this comment comes from an out-and-out believer that Bush is the worst president the country has ever had, bar none.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Good point, Gerry! K.

9:33 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Olbermann is trying a little too hard to be a 21st century Emile Zola, but he gets his point across. Bush's great crime is not the commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence, but his lies in pursuit of war with Iraq. He won't be impeached, as Nixon would have been had he not resigned. In 1974 there were enough Republicans who put the nation ahead of their party. That's not the case today.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Hi Steve! It's always good to hear your perspective. Interesting point about politicians' true purpose these days compared to 30 years ago. I hope this current crossroads will lead us to a new age of public service in which the public good rates higher than personal gain. Something positive has to come out of all this.

11:02 AM  

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