If you've ever wondered about the relationship between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Vice President Dick Cheney, the above photo should answer any questions. Secretary Rice re-affirms their symbiotic ideology in an interview with The Wall Street Journal editorial board where she suggests pardoning Scooter Libby, the vice-president's former chief of staff and now a convicted felon.
SECRETARY RICE: I'm not going to get involved in trying to give the President advice on how he ought to think about this. You know, he has to think about what he wants to do...Let me tell you what I think about Scooter Libby. I think he's served the country really well. I think he did it to the best of his ability. I think that he is going through an extremely difficult time with his family and for him. And you know, I'm just desperately sorry that it's happening to him and I—you know, the legal system has spoken, but I tell you, this is a really good guy who is a good public servant and ought to be treated in accordance with that.
There is a growing conservative chorus for President George W. Bush to pardon Cheney's disgraced aide. You'll recall, last week, Lewis "Scooter" Libby was convicted of four counts of perjury and obstruction of justice and sentenced to 30 months imprisonment. Cheney's former top aide disclosed the name of an undercover CIA agent in order to discredit critics of the Administration's proposed invasion of Iraq.
Some Background ...
Libby Sentenced to 30 Months [R20]
Rice Spends Salary on Shoes [Gawker]
Rice on Obama [R20]
Rice Greeted by Racist Images in Mid East [R20]
Rice Swears in Gay Ambassador [R20]
USA Today Gives Rice "Demon" Eyes [R20]