Q Mr. President, I want to ask you about he conviction of Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Your critics are saying that his conviction makes the promise that you made to bring honor and dignity back to the White House, that this promise will go unmet.What exactly does he mean respect that conviction?
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, first of all, this was a lengthy trial on a serious matter, and a jury of his peers convicted him. And we've got to respect that conviction.
Secondly, this is an ongoing legal matter. In other words, there's more legal procedures to take place, and at this time, it's inappropriate for me, or the administration, to be issuing comments about this serious matter.
On a personal note, I was sad. I was sad for a man who had worked in my administration, and particularly sad for his family.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Does The President "Respect The Conviction," As He Suggests We Should?
One has to wonder what side of the mouth the President is talking today. Really, he suggests that we should respect the decision the jury made in Libby's case. But he follows that up by buttoning up his mouth. This suggests to me that he does not respect the decision. What say you blogisphere?