I have to say that I think the conservatives are winning the spin war on this. By the time they are done, everyone in the country is going to believe that poor little Scooter was railroaded and that it's perfectly normal for a president to immediately pardon his aides when they are found guilty in a court of law. Hell, he can hire him back!I don't care about Scooter, I don't care if everyone thinks he was a fall guy, he was. And I don't care if he gets pardoned.
Republican administrations always break the law and when they are caught they always pardon their own. I guess we've just become so used to it now that people don't even find it shocking anymore.
If this happens, from this day forward, Republican administrations know they have no obligation to uphold the law while in office, ever. Why should they?
I have to say that I think the conservatives are winning the spin war on this.They may be winning the spin war on Scooter but they are losing it on Cheney - that's what's important. Scooter may have been a high ranking officer but the ultimate source of the evil is the General, Cheney. When Libby told his lies he thought Ashcroft would be handling the case. Would he have lied if he knew there would be a special prosecutor? Libby knew however he was taking a chance which would indicate he was attempting to cover up something really big, probably involving Cheney himself. That's what we should be concerned with not Libby. There are plenty of reasons for outrage but Scooter is way down the list.