Monday, July 02, 2007

Libby Declared Independent

I wondered why Bush hadn't pardoned the Scootman, given that only the neocon fringe still approved of his job and were now also wavering. So he did:
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.

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