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] …

Good.

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

Cross posted at the Sister Toldjah blog[11].

Endnotes:
  1. Via Reuters: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19570081/
  2. President’s statement: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZjlkNWMwM2IxMDJlZDdkMDg5YzIyYTliMTc5MjAyZjI=
  3. denied by a federal appeals: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/2007/07/scooter_libby_denied_bail_during_appeals/
  4. Nutroots who were out for Rovian blood: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Leopold%22+%22Rove%22+
  5. Libby’s instead: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19039377/
  6. Rove wouldn’t be indicted: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/13/washington/13cnd-leak.html?ex=1307851200&en=d552d832498bbb35&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
  7. Pat Fitzgerald: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55560-2005Feb1.html
  8. liar Joe Wilson: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39834-2004Jul9.html
  9. foaming at the mouth and howls of outrage any second now: http://www.memeorandum.com/070702/p69#a070702p69
  10. CNN’s report: http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=2498
  11. Sister Toldjah blog: http://sistertoldjah.com/archives/2007/07/02/breaking-bush-commutes-libbys-sentence/

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