Mirabile Dictu

Cheney, Gonzo Indicted

Vice President Cheney and Former Attorney General Gonzales Indicted [Think Progress]

Swell! Just in time to be pardoned by Bush. Fabulous.

DIE! DIE! DIE, YOU PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT! Strap that piece of shit to a fucking gurney in Huntsville and send him to fucking Jesus!

@homofascist: But it looks like a state or local crime — can Shrub pardon those?

And it’s a grand jury indictment — I think we’re going to learn a lot about the prosecutor very quickly. The wingnuts need a fresh target.

@nojo: As one of the 4 non-lawyers here, I guess I dunno. I figured he could pardon whoever whenever however, although I could easily be mistaken. I guess my request to get all of those convictions of shoplifting from Hot Topic pardoned was the wrong way to go.

@blogenfreude: Well, heck, let’s go to the source

Under the Constitution, only federal criminal convictions, such as those obtained in the United States District Courts, may be pardoned by the President…. However, the President cannot pardon a state criminal offense.

That’s the DOJ pardon page, which I imagine half the administration has bookmarked right now…

@nojo: Why did I think he could pardon state crimes? Must have been out the day they covered that in ConLaw.

Is this like getting Capone on taxes?

I’m wondering if our tax dollars will be paying for their defense.

I think the Mills of God might have ground too slowly this time….

@Dodgerblue: I’m wondering if a south Texas circuit judge is going to be found with La eMe carved into his backside.

By the time this gets to trial, Caligutard will be long out of office. He will get to witness the execution which is nice. He’ll see how he’ll go.

Texas Governor Rick Perry can do the pardoning honors, but he also supports the death penalty. I call for a coin toss.

Josh Marshall isn’t impressed:
In fact a little googling shows the district attorney down there has been embroiled in one controversy after another, including getting arrested himself at one point, though he was later cleared. So this one may be entertaining but not for the reasons the headlines might suggest.


@nojo: Perry will personally inject Cheney with the potassium chloride. We have a treat for you, Mr. Cheney. Yes, we do. I nice big fucking syringe full of fucking potassium chloride that will make your tiny fucking heart explode out of your chest and set your fucking pacemaker aflame. Yeah, you’ll experience all of that and probably live long enough to fucking watch yourself burst into flames, tied to a gurney. Die, you fuck!

I applaud the attempt but I doubt this will get anywhere.


This is better than I thought. They are trying to fortify a theory of liability by way of Cheney’s investments in a holding company which invests in prisons in Texas.

Clearly, the fucking guy wants to see if he can make a case that can be used as precedent to establish Cheney’s complicity in KBR/Haliburton atrocities in Iraq.

The prosecuting attorney is my hero.

@Jamie Sommers: Agreed. I’m still waiting for the ICC indictments, and for Preszdint Unicorn to surrender them to The Hague.

So scratch another locale off of Dubya’s vacation list:

La Frontera

Argentina, anyone?

@FlyingChainSaw: Of COURSE Darth Cheney invests in the private prison industry complex. Next breaking news will be of his investment in DeVille Dalmatian Fur Coats, Inc.

@chicago bureau: I’m sure he’ll be happy with Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.

Yeah, and I bet all you deth penalty opponents be kickin yrselfs right now.

/looks for black hood and rusty axe . . .

NICE: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE4AI11B20081119

This is a better story and shows the architecture of the prosecutor’s argument.

It is not nuts – in fact these are very familiar MOs with this crowd: profiteering via military/counter-terrorism contracts and using Justice Department lawyers to manipulate the justice system to protect their interests.

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