Thursday, July 05, 2007
I do not think "onerous" means what you think it does
by Ken Houghton
The Smoking Gun notes that I. Lewis Libby, the attorney who secured a pardon for Marc Rich, paid his fine by cashier's check on the same day that the Appeals Court ruling (no) and the "commutation" (yes) were announced/decided:
Supporters of Libby, who served as Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, stressed that while Bush's action kept Libby from a prison cell, the onerous six-figure fine was still intact.