Pardon Libby? 69% Say No.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Polls, The Plame Game

But correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that about the same number who wants us to pull out of Iraq?

From CNN:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Nearly 70 percent of Americans oppose a presidential pardon for former White House aide Lewis “Scooter” Libby after his conviction on perjury and other charges related to a CIA agent’s exposure, according to a CNN poll out Monday.

Just 18 percent said they would support a pardon for Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, while 69 percent said they opposed the idea. Meanwhile, a narrow majority said they believe Cheney was part of a cover-up in the case.

And more bad news for Cheney…

Though he has a lengthy resume in Republican administrations dating back to Gerald Ford’s presidency, 60 percent of those polled said they did not consider him qualified to serve as president should it become necessary; only 32 percent said he would be qualified to lead the country himself.

And asked whether the vice president was “part of a cover-up” to keep special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald from learning who leaked the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, whose husband had become a critic of the war in Iraq, 52 percent said yes; 29 percent said no. Another 20 percent had no opinion.

Not that he wants to or that he cares, but still…for the most powerful Vice President to hold the office to have numbers that low doesn’t bode well for the next couple years.


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One Response to “Pardon Libby? 69% Say No.”

  1. bob in fl Says:

    That makes me part of the 69% & 60%, respectively.. At this point, I believe Bush has about a 10% lower disapproval rate, & I am part of that percentage, also. The poll I would like to see taken is, “Do you believe Bush is really in charge, or Cheney?” I have a feeling Cheney would get more votes than the Pres.

    However, I say Long Live King George because he does less damage than King Richard would, especially if Bush died of unbatural causes.

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