Breaking News: Bush Commutes Libby’s Sentence

by Sister Toldjah | July 2, 2007 6:18 pm

Via Reuters[1]:

WASHINGTON – President Bush Monday spared former vice presidential aide Lewis “Scooter” Libby from going to prison for 2 1/2 years for obstructing the CIA leak investigation, a White House official said.

The official said Bush “has commuted the prison sentence … leaving intact the probation and fines handed down by the court.”

“That means he is not going to jail,” the official said.

Here’s the President’s statement[2] on the rationale behind the decision.

Earlier today, Libby had been denied by a federal appeals[3] court to remain free on appeal.

The Nutroots who were out for Rovian blood[4] in the pLamegate case (but settled for Libby’s instead[5] after it was announced that Rove wouldn’t be indicted[6]) won’t be too pleased to hear about this – nor, I’m sure, will Pat Fitzgerald[7] and that liar Joe Wilson[8]. Expect the usual foaming at the mouth and howls of outrage any second now[9] …


More: Here’s CNN’s report[10] on the news. They sound a little depressed. Awww.

Cross posted at the Sister Toldjah blog[11].

  1. Via Reuters:
  2. President’s statement:
  3. denied by a federal appeals:
  4. Nutroots who were out for Rovian blood:
  5. Libby’s instead:
  6. Rove wouldn’t be indicted:
  7. Pat Fitzgerald:
  8. liar Joe Wilson:
  9. foaming at the mouth and howls of outrage any second now:
  10. CNN’s report:
  11. Sister Toldjah blog:

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