And A Video Flashback To Bush Stating That Scooter Libby's Conviction Must Be Respected
By Alan Breslauer on 6/24/2007, 12:45pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Alan Breslauer

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Roger Simon takes Mitt Romney to task on Meet The Press this morning for waffling on the issue of pardons. Romney, who never issued a pardon while serving as Governor of Massachusetts out of respect for jury verdicts, now thinks that Scooter Libby is deserving of a pardon from the current White House occupant. As Simon wrote in his syndicated column this week:

"And Romney's true standard seems to be: No pardons for nobodies. Somebodies can catch a break."

One wonders why Republicans and the mainstream press keep harping on the Libby pardon anyway, since Bush emphatically stated back on March 7, 2007 that he would not overturn the jury verdict:

"This was a lengthy trial on a serious matter and a jury of his peers convicted him. And we have to respect that conviction."




Of course, Bush does have a history of saying one thing and doing another.