Sunday, June 10, 2007

The grand conservative compromise

By Creature

Loyal Libby apologist Bill Kristol, who just last week eviscerated the president for being a disloyal coward undeserving of respect, now predicts that his "fallen solider" buddy, I. Scooter Libby, will get the commuted sentence Paris Hilton could only dream of. This from FOX News Sunday and my DVR:

KRISTOL: I think [the president] will not let Scooter Libby go to jail. He may not pardon him, he may commute the sentence, the prison sentence. [inaudible] no prison sentence, but let Libby pay the 250 thousand dollar fine that Judge Walton imposed and therefore not overturn the actual verdict. That way he can say look the jury found that he made false statements, I'm not going to challenge that, but this man does not deserve to go to jail.

And there you have it: Conservatives respect the law, so long as the penalty for breaking it means absolutely nothing.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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