Friday, July 06, 2007

The Libby Commutation: Comparing Apples To Apples

From Andrew Sullivan's blog:

Bush: Worse Than Clinton

05 Jul 2007 05:06 pm

A reader writes:

A question for the people who think Libby should have either been pardoned or think it is ok to have his sentence commuted: was Clinton wrong for not commuting Susan McDougal's sentence? She went to jail to protect the Clintons in a "witch hunt" in which no underlying crime was found. Will these supporters criticize Clinton for not commuting Susan McDougal's sentence?

Comparing Clinton's pardons to the Libby issue is disingenuous. But the McDougal case is a direct comparison. The Republican party should be ashamed of itself that it can't raise itself to a moral standard higher than Clinton.

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