Bush: White House Officials Are Above The Law
Yes, it's true. In his press conference yesterday, Bush admitted "that perhaps somebody in the administration did disclose the name of [undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame]." Naturally, the highest law enforcement officer in the land, elected to execute and uphold the law, will go to any length to uncover criminal wrongdoing in his own backyard, right?
Not so much. Seems there won't be an investigation -- shock! -- and that Bush also doesn't understand what goddamned investigations are for, as he said, "I've often thought about what would have happened if that person had come forth and said, 'I did it.' Would we have had this endless hours of investigation and a lot of money being spent on this matter?"
You investigate, Mr. President, in order to find out who did it. You don't wait until they confess and then think about an investigation.
But, of course, Bush is lying there anyway, because he knows who did it, just like we all do: Rove and Cheney. He just doesn't care, because, as the title says, Bush is not too subtly telling us that White House officials are above the law.
Just like how he commuted Scooter Libby's 30-month sentence for being "excessive," despite that sentence being, according to sentencing judge Reggie B. Walton, on the low end of the sentencing guidelines, guidelines that the Bush regime just recently has been arguing should be upheld and made mandatory. Because, you see, the sentencing guidelines are only "excessive" for those above the law, that is to say, White House staffers, but not for everyone else, for whom they are fair and appropriate.