Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Justice, Averted

President Bush semi-pardons Scooter Libby, adding another shitstain to his lengthy record...

AP: Bush commutes Libby prison sentence

[UPDATE: Since Drudge, etc, are playing the Mark Rich card, Atrios posts an important fact.

And Andrew Sullivan notes President Bush is the man who showed little to no remorse in executing people in Texas, even when they had expressed remorse for their actions. They got to die, but Scootie is spared from his 'excessive' 30 month sentence, because Dick Cheney got mad and because the conservative base screamed at him. That he didn't go for a full pardon may be seen as a 'compromise' by beltway pundits, but it's nothing less than imperial chutzpah to claim to respect a sentence and then wipe it away simultaneously.]


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