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Charmed Lives

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President Bush has just commuted the 30 month sentence of former White House aide, I. Scooter Libby, who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice.

In a previous post that dealt with Paris Hilton, I predicted that she would spend more time behind bars than Scooter Libby, and I was right. It's time for all those who demanded that Hilton, the child of privilege, do her 23 day sentence to speak up, and demand, too, that this Washington, D.C. insider, the pimp of privilege, take his medicine like a man, and serve his sentence instead of hiding behind the White House's skirt.

Arguably, the larger question is: who will commute the president's sentence? Surely not history, who will find this presidential pardon to be consistent with the cronyism, chicanery, and pathology that has not only permeated the nation's capital, but run amok globally, since this administration occupied our government.

Some of us lead charmed lives. The rest of us clean up after them.