Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Scooter Libby Gets Clemency

Scooter Libby won't go to jail. He still has a felony on his record, and he still pays a fine and has probation. But no jail time, which must be a relief to him and his family. Bush could still pardon him, which would wipe the felony off the record.

This is fine with me, the punishment did not seem to fit the crime, and it was all a bunch of politics anyway.

Naturally NPR this morning led off the story with Joe Wilson complaining about the pardon and saying that there should be an investigation of Bush. For granting clemency? Give me a break. Go look up the list of pardons that Clinton gave.

The nice thing about Bush is that he did this one in broad daylight. You have to hand it to Bush on that front; he is not afraid to do what he thinks is right. Disagree all you want, but give the man his due for following through on some things.

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