Democrat is an interesting word
Our governments may take a lot of stick for spin and half-truths, but GW has again proved that when it comes to corruption, anything you can do he can do better. He yesterday decided to spare Scooter Libby (the former chief-of-staff to his vice president) the 30-month jail sentence he was given for lying to a grand jury. That's right, he let off someone from within his organisation who lied to a jury investigating the source of a leak that endangered somebody's life. And the leak wasn't Libby's boss, Dick Cheney. No chance of that. You almost have to admire Bush for the sheer brazenness of his actions: just how does he get away with all the stuff that he does? He seems to completely ignore the constitution of his country, he has secret torture camps, and there is strong evidence that the USA has committed war crimes in the last few years. If you add in the fact that he wasn't really elected in the first place, shouldn't a country with a democratically-elected leader (lets just say, hmm, Iran) push for UN sanctions or an invasion for regime change? Americans, how do you put up with this shit? Why haven't there been riots in the streets?
While I'm slagging off Americans, here's a fun example of the sort of greedy person that I love seeing getting their comeuppance. I bet she had a massive hissy fit.