Monday, July 02, 2007
National GOP Meltdown Continues
Republicans in Congress, President Bush and would-be presidential candidates are contributing equally these days to the national meltdown of the GOP. Last week, Senate Republicans teamed up with xenophobic Democrats to ensure defeat of critical immigration reform legislation backed by the President. Today, President Bush commuted the prison sentence of convicted felon, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, insultingly calling a 30-month prison sentence for the convicted liar "excessive". The reputed front-runner for the 2008 GOP nomination, former senator and TV actor, Fred Thompson, liked what President Bush did today. ""I am very happy for Scooter Libby," Thompson said. Meanwhile, Andrew Sullivan suggests Thompson, who has quite a reputation as the lady's man, is a switch-hitter. That ought to be enough to seal his fate with the Christian right.