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?
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.

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.
What exactly does he mean respect that conviction?


Anonymous said...

Bush's approach to the whole Libby affair could not have been more clear. When Ari, Scotty, and Tony all parroted the President's words that anyone involved in the "leak" would not work in the administration, but then there was no follow through, we knew all we needed to know.

That Bush now is subtling telegraphing that he doesn't respect the decision is no surprise. The surprise would have been if he'd come out in agreement with it.

Frederick said...

Respect it, my adoring public, do not cast dispersion on the justice system though it may tried to strike, me, your Patri, down. Come, kiss the ring.