Proving once again that the Republican party only believes in accountability for the other guy, George Bush commuted the sentence of Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Apparently Bush felt the sentence for committing a crime was "too harsh". Hey, don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
While this may mean the felony conviction stands, it does mean that ouside of a $250,000 fine (which probably will come from the legal defense money his corpocratic buddies have been raising for him)and probation, Scooter won't have to face the consequences of his actions. Niice.
As was illustrated in the Paris Hilton case(or the Marc Rich case for that matter), the United States has two sets of laws. One for the rich and/or famous, and another for the rest of us. While we may be expected to follow the letter of the law, the wealthy skate by on their money and political connections.
Just remember this election cycle, when you hear a candidate blather on about "fighting crime" or "justice" or "democracy"what they really are talking about is a set of rules that don't apply to them. Don't believe me? Why hasn't Bush been charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to release subpeonaed material?