President Bush has made the correct decision. It makes me so proud to be an American. Justice prevails in the face of an overzealous prosecutor who wanted to punish Lewis Libby simply for being a Republican.
Libby is a hero for trying to expose Joe “the liar” Plame-Wilson. That is how his role in history will be recorded. Scooter Libby: American hero. This Independence Day will be very special for my family. Freedom and liberty are uniquely American concepts. These concepts are highlighted and celebrated today.
There was NO underlying crime. This is why Scooter will serve no time.
God bless America! And pray for a full pardon.
More as this exciting story develops.
Update: Wise words from our commander in chief:
“I respect the jury’s verdict,” Bush said in a statement. “But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby’s sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison.”
And these are truly the words of a compassionate conservative and a great leader who understands the sacrifice that I. Lewis Libby has made:
“The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged,” Bush said. “His wife and young children have also suffered immensely. He will remain on probation. The significant fines imposed by the judge will remain in effect. The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant and private citizen will be long-lasting.”
The Lord told me this would be a great day. I had no idea it would be this fantastic. We all have cause to celebrate.
Update 2: Keep up with the latest with the news team over at Hot Air.
Update 3: Hug a liberal today. The far-left liberal blogs in the disconnected-from-reality based community are collectively weeping and gnashing their teeth. Do they recognize that justice has been done? Sadly, No.
Update 4: Even renegade RINO John Cole recognizes justice when he sees it:
Unlike many of you, my reaction to the commutation of Libby’s sentence yesterday was one of relief and confirmation, for if Bush actually had let Libby go to jail, I would have lost any little bit of respect for him I had left.
Update 5: Andrew Sullivan likes us so much that he nominated B4B for the coveted Malkin Award. I wonder who else is in the running. I hope we win! I’d like to thank the academy….