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Obama on Injustice in America

Breitbart story:


Obama derided President Bush's commutation of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison term, noting black men routinely serve time.

"We know we have more work to do when Scooter Libby gets no prison time and a 21-year-old honor student, who hadn't even committed a felony, gets 10 years in prison," Obama said.

Aides said Obama was referring to Genarlow Wilson, a Georgia man serving a 10-year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17. A judge last month ordered Wilson to be freed, but prosecutors are blocking the order.

Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of lying and obstruction of justice in the CIA-leak case. He received a 30-month prison sentence, which Bush commuted last week.


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Comments (2)

Steve Crickmore:

Georgia is getting more lenient. Until 1998, oral sex between husband and wife was illegal, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

bryanD:

Obama's trying too hard to fit in to the American slave heritage thing which is the touchstone of authenticity for American blacks. Unfortunately for him, there is a reverse One-Drop Rule for interlopers from abroad (post Slave Trade): one drop of White makes Obama White.

His citing examples of crime-related differences (involving stereotypical sexual bugaboos, of all things) should have Hillary smiling broadly at night.


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