…but it might look awfully bad and what with the AP news service rushing out a completely unsupported non-editorial about how this casts a pall over the whitehouse and somehow vindicates Joe Wilson (sorry, I can’t find it anymore on news.google, maybe it got removed) and others jumping on the Wilson-conspiracy bandwagon despite significant evidence to the contrary, I think its time to let bygones be bygones.
I mean, if this is all about the leak then they got the wrong guy right? Wasn’t it Richard Armitage? Swearing and repeating Plame’s name over and over on tape to Novak? Ooh damn thats invconvenient. Libby just lied about what he said to whom and when. Other than that he did nothing illegal. I always wonder why people do that.
Anyway the left will have a massive conniption if Libby gets pardoned (which might in itself be worth seeing) but I think a great compromise would be as follows:
Bush should issue a double pardon, pardon two people for the same charge at the same time: Libby pardoned for perjury and obstruction in the leak case, and Bill Clinton pardoned for perjury and obstruction in the Paula Jones & Lewinsky cases.
Makes a point and includes a Democrat to boot!