This won’t surprise anyone, but it has to be said. William Kristol has no respect for the rule of law:
I FEEL TERRIBLE for Scooter Libby’s family. Millions of Americans feel terrible for Scooter Libby’s family. But we can’t do anything about the injustice that has been done. Nor can we do anything to avert a further injustice looming on the horizon–Judge Reggie Walton seems inclined not to let Libby remain free pending appeal.
Unlike the rest of us, however, George W. Bush is president. Article II, Section Two of the Constitution gives him the pardon power. George W. Bush can do something to begin to make up for the injustice a prosecutor appointed by his own administration brought down on Scooter Libby. And he can do something to avert the further injustice of a prison term.
Whatever happened to the idea that government officials, especially Bill Clinton, must tell the truth under oath?
Again, this is not a surprise. But it is still absolutely pathetic.