Later today the president is to announce the immediate doubling of all suspended
and commuted sentences for all of his friends.
follows political fallout from the Scooter Libby row in which the president commuted
a 30-month prison sentence, which is now to be increased to a 60-month commuted
spokesman for the Bush administration told this web site:
president is keen to show once and for all that his friends are not above the
president's friends and friends of his administration must pay their price to
society and presidential influence should not be used to give his friends and
family a higher priority than that for those in society at large.
immediately doubling all suspended and commuted sentences the president is showing
once and for all that he will not misuse his presidential position.
there is more.
president is also prepared to triple or even quadruple suspended sentences for
his friends and family where it is deemed appropriate.
should be under any illusion that this president is not
tough on crime, even when his own friends do it."