Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Defending Bush's Commutation of Libby

As you know, President Bush commuted Scooter Libby's prison sentence, prompting a strong reaction from the left. I am forced to break rank with my brethren and disagree.

This commutation was a victory for America's two-party system (and independents too!). Without the contrast of Republicans vs Democrats, our government would crumble. How can we expect our nation's elite to enter a career in Republican politics if they might face actual jail time for lying, cheating, and otherwise subverting our systems of government?

Furthermore, we all know that the real misdeeds in this Plame fiasco lie higher up the totem pole than ol' Scooter. Shame on us for dancing a jig because a henchman, an underling, actually got in trouble- "at least we got someone, dammit!". By robbing the left of the empty victory it so smugly enjoyed, the fires of indignation are stoked once more.

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