Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Editorials Hit Libby’s Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card -

The reaction is really over-whelming, especially for a holiday weekend.

Now, let's see if we can keep it in the headlines until after the holiday.

Editorials Hit Libby’s Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card -

NEW YORK - The bloggers, politicians, and TV pundits weighed in quickly Monday after President Bush took the surprisingly sudden step of commuting Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s 30-month prison sentence for perjury and obstruction of justice in the CIA leak case. Now newspaper editorials are appearing, and nearly all of them have condemned the Bush act.

0703 05First up, The New York Times and The Washington Post, which had viewed the case quite differently, each ripped the Bush move.

From the Times’ Tuesday editorial: “Mr. Bush’s assertion that he respected the verdict but considered the sentence excessive only underscored the way this president is tough on crime when it’s committed by common folk …

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