Bush sets Scooter free. Commutes his sentence so he doesn't spend any time in jail. Craig is reduced to outraged sputtering.
Tsh- Fut- Ner- Smer-
It was talked about, but I for one never thought that Bush would really do it. This will please the 28% of Country that Bush already has, but is going to bring down the rage of the rest.
This is a huge middle finger extended at the Justice System. Scooter Libby, lies to grand jury, is convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, is set free by President. The end result is that the crime being investigated remains unsolved. And there are no legal consciences for that cover-up. Bush has abused the power of his office -the right to pardon and grant clemency, in the service of hiding crimes committed by his own Administration. In a just world, this action would burn the Administration to the ground. But I'm starting to question the justice of the world.