Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The End Of The Affair: Bush And Dick's Bitter Break Up
Remember the good old days when George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were BFF and everyone worshiped America and we all still had money and no one had any problems?
Me neither. But if that were true, you can thank a guy named Lewis (Scooter) Libby for screwing that all up and ruining a perfectly beautiful relationship like Bush and Dick's.
So, this Scooter Libby character, warmly referred to as "Cheney's Cheney," gets convicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges in the federal probe over who leaked CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity to the press.
Cheney of course wanted Bush to give Libby a full pardon beyond commuting his 30-month prison sentence because he was a good and loyal chief of staff and therefore above the law.
But Bush thinks keeping Libby out of jail is good enough and really doesn't care if Scooter has to pay a $250,000 fine and can't practice law or vote anymore now that he's a convicted felon. Besides, Bush can't even be president again.
This makes Dick very angry, and he continues to pester the president until his last moments in office. Which doesn't go over so well with Bush, who is sick of Cheney creeping around all the time bothering him about that stupid guy with a motorbike for a middle name.
What part of boss does Dick not understand? When George is the president, George calls the shots. Except on matters of war, taxes, torture, wiretapping, attorney firings, natural disasters, and the Constitution.