As Americans prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation tomorrow, what is arguably the most corrupt administration in a generation – certainly the most corrupt administration that I can remember by far (I was four when Nixon left office) – has provided yet another stark reminder of just how unfathomably corrupt it is by commuting Scooter Libby’s prison sentence within hours of Libby losing the appeal to remain free while the original guilty verdict is appealed. It’s not a full pardon, but I would expect that’s coming sooner or later.
True patriots like myself will have a hard time celebrating America tomorrow. But I will, because America is bigger than this festering administration and the damage it has wrought to our safety and our reputation. I take solace in the landslide Democratic victory last November and the long-term negative effect this rouge lawless president and his freefall approval ratings is having on the Republican party.
As far as I’m concerned, Jan. 20th, 2009 can’t come soon enough.