Blogversating with j. morgan.
Was Judge Reggie Walton just doing his job in the Libby case, or does he have nerves of steel to mete the sentence he did?
I'm going with the latter.
Joshua: I'm with you on this one.
I just checked, Walton was appointed by Bush
that complicates things considerably
me: I saw that.
Hey, Patrick Fitzgerald is a Republican too.
Democrats don't have a monopoly on integrity.
Joshua: That'll do just fine
It's nice to live in a country where you aren't killed for sentencing presidential aides.
Though it does seem to me that Cheney, Rove etc. don't particularly care for this setup.
or rather, they want such a setup to be flexible so that it mostly is the case except for when it shouldn't be
me: Yes, much better put.
They don't actually want us to be, say, Egypt.
They do want some powers reserved for themselves, though.
it is this sort of arrogance that allows them to think that they can be trusted with power rather than systems in times of need but others can't
Is that too sophisticated a point for the American public to grasp?
Joshua: not at all
Joshua: the trouble is that a large portion of the American people think that's okay because they share the hubris
they think they also could make the right call when given power
it probably has to do with having a southern accent and going to a megachurch or something
so they trust those people because they trust themselves