Monday, July 02, 2007

The right thing to do......

......even if it was too late. President Bush decided to commute Scooter Libby's sentence for his "involvement" in the Valerie Palme affair (of which his "involvement" was nil). This was the correct thing to do, even if he should have gone farther and completely pardoned him. As everyone knows, Scooter Libby was not the person who leaked Valerie Palme's name to Robert Novak. It was Robert Armitage, but since prosecuting the guilty would not have brought down the Bush presidency, Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald decided that playing politics was more important than actually upholding the law and Scooter Libby became the fall guy.

As usual, the Democrats are all throwing a major hissy-fit, but also as usual, they conveniently change the subject when they are pressed about President Clinton's fire sale on presidential pardons of known terrorists and other unsavory types when he left office.

If we have learned something from this episode, it's this. If a special prosecutor comes knocking at your door, asking you to testify about your involvement in the congressional "fishing expedition" du jour, the best course of action will be to get yourself a lawyer and immediately take the 5th. You will save yourself much heartache and money in the long run.



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