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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:22 AM
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Holding out on prosecution until Healthcare reform is in place?
Seems like every week there is new info on Bush/Cheney Co run amok with the political system. Activities that appear to be clearly illegal. Investigators hands tied (eg. torture investigation) who may and may not be swept up into the net.

Is there any possibility that overt prosecution of any past administrative personnel was being hindered/delayed to try and gain Bipartisan votes in the health care bill?
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:26 AM
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1. I doubt we'll see any new prosecutions of any high level Bush officials, ever.
The conviction of Scooter Libby, whose sentence Bush commuted, is the extent I expect to see in terms of Bush officials we've heard of.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:43 AM
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3. And the only reason Libby did not receive
a pardon was because the Puppet turned on his Pres. Cheney.
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:29 AM
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2. Super duper master chess playing
Riiight
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:43 AM
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4. Yup. 3 dimentional vulcan chess.
:P

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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:46 AM
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5. If so, it would be more free giveaways to an implacable enemy
with nothing gained in return.
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:57 AM
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7. I guess I'm thinking
they've just shot themselves in the foot. They gave nothing, they will reap the spoils...prosecution.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:55 AM
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6. I hope that was their motivation. but I also hope they start in sooner since we won't get any
puke votes for health INSURANCE reform anyways
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:59 AM
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9. It would seem like
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 12:01 PM by Sheepshank
an obcvious disadvantage to do any sort of prosecution upfront. As pointed out, in the end it didn't really make any difference in getting Rep votes for the bill. But there was no way to know that a while ago.

eta: If I was a Rep, I would have used this for a behind the scenes negotiating chip....but I'm not a Rep, and apparently they didn't think of it either lol
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:58 AM
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8. second term issues n/t
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:21 PM
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10. actually, I'm ok with that too n/t
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