President George Bush finally showed some sack, and commuted Lewis "Scooter" Libby's thirty month jail sentence. He left intact the $250,000.00 fine and the two years of probation in an effort to demonstrate that he upheld the rule of law. Fine, I suppose, but his middle-of-the-road position did nothing to endear the President to his Democrat rivals.
Both Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) bloviated about how this was just another attempt to subvert justice and to job the American people.
Sort of how the rule of law was respected when Sandy Berger stole, and later destroyed, notes relevant to the 9/11 Commission. Sort of like the way the rule of law was respected when then-President Bill Clinton pardoned Marc Rich after a large donation to the Democrat Party.
Face it, Libby was the fall guy for a witch-hunt, that ultimately had the wrong guy as its target.
It seemed that everyone knew that Libby did not leak Valerie Plame's name to Robert Novak; and, the investigation continued apace even after the leaker owned up to the slip.
Politically motivated investigations are never good, and never seem to get the right person. Hell, if the government were serious about this security breach, they would have nailed Joe Wilson for lying about how he got the job to go to Niger, and to his wife for all of her catting about, posing for Vanity Fair covers, writing books, and shopping screenplays.
At least Libby isn't going to jail. Now, the President should step up and grant a full pardon. Or, maybe that has to wait until he gets the chance to schtupp Libby's wife and Libby donates a cool million to the RNC.