President Bush spared I. Lewis Libby Jr. from prison Monday, commuting his two-and-a-half-year sentence while leaving intact his conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice in the C.I.A. leak case.It's what presidents do: they protect rat finks who helped them climb the rungs of power. Of course, Bush, for whom generosity is not a reasonable adjective, left the scarlet "F" (felony) on Libby. A decision that makes everyone feel dirty--nice.
What a beautiful ending to a beautiful saga.