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Papincak, Michael

This week I have been asked to discuss my opinion on the indictment of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who has just resigned as the chief-of-staff and national security advisor to Vice – President Dick Cheney. I have also been asked to narrow my opinion to how this makes the Bush administration look. In the short run this, of course, makes the administration look pretty bad, especially because this probe into the CIA leak is not over. It might actually extend to the indictment of Karl Rove, which I am sure everybody on the left will highly enjoy. If the criminal charges do get extended to higher ups like Karl Rove, I am sure this indictment will be quickly forgotten. I also believe that if no other charges do occur then it will all be forgotten pretty quickly, especially by people on the right. The left, however, will be stubborn to let this go for the 2008, even ’06 for that matter. However, I am looking too far into the future. I have been asked to comment on the now and here is my opinion on the matter. Of course this makes the administration as a whole look bad, things like this always do. Just because there might have been one bad apple people blame the entire group, especially today where people love to blame Bush for everything that goes wrong in this country. But this is one man’s mistake, if he even made a mistake, which I actually don’t believe he did. It is also a mistake that might have been made by someone who no one probably even knew until this past month. It is today’s news that will probably be gone tomorrow. Personally, this does not bother me in the slightest and I don’t think President Bush is letting it slow him down either. We need to look forward and keep this country on the right track to victory in battles fought locally, as in rebuilding towns hurt by the hurricanes, and battles fought abroad, like the ones being fought against terrorism.

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