Of course the huge news is that Bush commuted Scooter Libby's sentence for perjury and obstruction of justice. I'm hardly surprised, given the current crew, but I am outraged. As others have already noted, this is plainly a self-serving and corrupt act. This was not done to please Bush's base, Republicans support this decision at only 31%. This was done to keep Scooter quiet. He lied to the Grand Jury to protect Cheney and this is his price. It is disgraceful and a shame. This country deserves so much better than this crew.
One thing that struck me about though was the manner in which the deed was done. No contact or review by Justice and then done as a sudden surprise late in the day. It was a cowardly way to do this. Bush has always been unwilling to face adversary himself, but this was striking.
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