Clemency For Scooter Libby
Scooter Libby has had his sentence commuted, reduced to probation and a $250,000 fine. It is not as good as the pardon I believe he should have received, however, it is possible that a pradon will come done the pipe prior to President Bush leaving office.
Libby was convicted of lying during the Valerie Plame CIA-leak investigation, in which no underlying crime was committed. The original conviction came done to Libby's word versus the word of witness on who leaked the name when.
The original allegations that various laws to protect the identity of CIA operatives was not violated. As such, Libby was a victim of a witch hunt lead by Democratic operatives bent on finding someone to hang for a non-offense.
It's unfortunate that Scooter Libby has to pay the price when he had not violated the laws that originally triggered the investigation. At least he will not be spending time in prison.