Shameless!

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This just in: After all that…President Bush just commuted Scooter Libby’s prison sentence. Shocked? I am. But I should know better by now, shouldn’t I?

I’m fuming.

Here are the details:

President Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case.

Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced.

“My decision to commute his prison sentence leaves in place a harsh punishment for Mr. Libby. The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged,” Bush said in a statement. “I respect the jury’s verdict. But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive.” (MORE)

Posted on July 2, 2007

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