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Monday, July 02, 2007


Scooter Libby, Bill Clinton, and Republicans


The very people who went amuck to impeach President Clinton for diddling with Monica Lewinsky in the White House are rejoicing about commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence by President Bush.

The president's decision was not a real surprise. He was under tremendous pressure. Now that his presidency is more or less finished in terms of significant achievements, he does not have much to lose from the reaction to his decision. On the other hand, it made the conservatives happy. Above all, it made the vice president happy.

But going back to Bill Clinton, was it envy that drove the Republicans? Possible. There is plenty of unfulfilled fantasies behind their holier than thou facade.

"The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth."
----Albert Camus, Winner of 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature)

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