When I read the news the other day, about Marion Jones serving time for her lying about steroid use, I thought immediately that it was harsh. She's lost all that she ever deemed of value, her career, her accolades, her honor, etc. yet she is now going to do 6 months in prison. I didn't agree with it at all.
Well, I stumbled along this little note on the www this eve and thought I'd share. It can be found in it's entirety here. I highly recommend reading the entire "article" as it is VERY valid and VERY honest and so once again shows the true priorities and workings of our society.
BUSH - ”My decision to commute (Mr. Libby’s) prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby. The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged. His wife and young children have also suffered immensely. He will remain on probation. The significant fines imposed by the judge will remain in effect. The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant, and private citizen will be long-lasting.”
Marion Jones has been stripped of her medals, her endorsements, her money, and her career. Her reputation is forever damaged. Her family, including her two young children, have suffered and will continue to suffer immensely. The consequences of her admission to steroid use will be long-lasting. In addition to all of that, she’ll also have a prison record — Scooter Libby will not. Here’s what Judge Karas said at Marion Jones’ sentencing:
“I want people to think twice before lying,” Judge Karas said in Marion Jones case. “I want to make them realize no one is above the law.”
Libby placed another woman’s life in jeopardy. The life most affected by Jones’ action was her own. Both were untruthful with investigators. However, Libby is a friend of the Bush-Cheney-Rove administration (the true axis of evil), and with that kind of power, even murderous intent can be wiped away with the stroke of a pen.
Mr. Bush, instead of accusing yet another country of WMDs and to get us involved in yet another unwinable war...
(President Bush said Sunday that Iran is threatening the security of the world, and that the United States and Arab allies must join together to confront the danger "before it's too late.")
...why don't you take time out of your busy Chicken Little/Peter Wolf life and pardon Ms. Jones, eh? Christ does this guy ever quit ringing the bell over false pretenses?