Bush just let Libby out of jail. It’s not, technically, a pardon, but it’s enough to make me want to throw things. Can you say conflict of interest?
“Hey, Scooter! Thanks for obstructing justice when they were investigating my cronies and me– I can’t pardon you but I should be able to get rid of everything involving some kind of actual punishment for you.”
You want to talk about the obstruction of justice? I want Scooter to face justice, and by justice I mean I want him to join Paris Hilton and nonviolent drug offenders in making the US the country with the largest prison population in the world!
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Libby still faces a fine and probation, but I expect Bush is going to fix that in 2009 (i.e. *after* the 2008 election), assuming Libby’s appeals don’t go anywhere by then (which I think is a safe bet). The only reason Bush acted when he did was that the appeals to keep Libby out of prison ran out. N.B.: this comment qualifies as “cynical resignation.”