Hillary Takes a Pass on Libby Pardon: Libby was Marc Rich's Attorney
by TarHeel, Tue Jun 19, 2007 at 06:03:26 AM EDT
that seems like the most interesting thing I've read on Jerome's thread.
A very simple answer should have been Libby should do at least as much jail time as Paris Hilton.
The president made a big deal that he would "fire anyone involved" with Valerie Plame.
I suspect Hillary took a political pass on the Pardon Libby question because
1. James Carville wrote a letter asking for Libby to get off. Very likely the lobbyists and contributors to Hillary's camaign are connected to Libby, Carville, Matlin et al.
2. If Hillary was against Pardoning Libby the right wing would have gone to town on Bill Clinton's pardons. Redredging up all those one's and reminding people about what 4 more years of Clinton politics will be about.3. another commenter on the front page mentions no one in the Clinton camp wants the comparison of Libby's perjury before the grand jury with Bill's on Monica.
This is why Hillary can not EVER advocate anything near a progressive agenda.Update People don't seem to get that the Libby question is not the issue. EVERY Republican candidate was asked this at the last CNN hosted debate. Certainly Team Hillary prepared a response for this question and decided that playing both sides was better than having to pick a position. It's a re-occuring theme. I remind you when Wolf Blitzer asked her if "don't ask don't tell" was a "mistake". She did not say yes, she did not say no. She said it was right for the time but now she's changed.
If anything we can be sure all presidential candidates talk about questions asked of other candidates at other televised debates in advance of their own debate.according to wikipedia, Clinton's pardonee Marc Rich was represented by none other than Scooter Libby. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooter_Libby