Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Notoriusly leftarded WaPo columnist actually has a lucid thought. Stop the presses! uh never mind. hat tip WSJ Political Journal (PAID subscription)
"With the sentencing of I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, [Special Prosecutor Patrick]Fitzgerald has apparently finished his work, which was, not to put too fine a point on it, to make a mountain out of a molehill. At the urging of the liberal press (especially the New York Times), he was appointed to look into a run-of-the-mill leak and wound up prosecuting not the leaker -- Richard Armitage of the State Department -- but Libby, convicted in the end of lying. This is not an entirely trivial matter since government officials should not lie to grand juries, but neither should they be called to account for practicing the dark art of politics.... I have come to hate the war and I cannot approve of lying under oath -- not by Scooter, not by Bill Clinton; not by anybody. But the underlying crime is absent, the sentence is excessive and the investigation should not have been conducted in the first place. This is a mess. Should Libby be pardoned? Maybe. Should his sentence be commuted? Definitely" -- Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen.