"By commuting [Libby's] sentence, [President Bush] has brought himself and his office into reasonable suspicion of participation in an obstruction of justice. The commutation of [Libby's] sentence in and of itself is participation in obstruction of justice."Law-and-Order Bush, who set records frying criminals in Texas, thinks little Scooter was harshly treated. He doesn't pardon ol'Scooter though -- uhn-uhn!-- then Scooter wouldn't be able to plead the fifth before Congress or courts. George and Dick need Scooter to stay quiet.
By the way, my Bush-supporting readers, don't call this a liberal conspiracy - Libby was prosecuted, judged, and sentenced by Republicans.
And now we will hear from other Republicans, all the vicious crew who wanted Clinton's head for his lies about personal behavior, I 'spect their tune will have changed.
Remember what this was all about: The White House was busy, not finding solutions to the results of their terrible mistakes, but instead were spending tremendous effort covering up their misdeeds by trying to discredit the truthtellers like Joe Wilson.
Yes, obstruction of justice.
7/3 note: Tony Snow made it plain this morning that a pardon is still an option! I am more certain than ever that the motivation of a commutation from this corrupt President is to give Scooter cover to keep quiet. As his buddies on the Supreme Court exhibited in 2000, Bush has once again shown that oft-stated, long-held, rock-hard Republican principles melt quickly when their power is threatened.