Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Consistency Thing...

Again, I don't know how I feel about the commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence , but I have one more thought.

A lot of commentators are saying that if one supported Bill Clinton being impeached for perjury about his sex life, then he is bound to be outraged at the commutation of Scooter Libby for perjury on a matter of national security.

I'm not convinced.

My support for the Clinton impeachment (such as it was) wasn't so much about wanting to punish Bill Clinton as it was not wanting someone to continue as president after committing such an act. I had no desire for Bill Clinton to go to jail for it.

But Scooter Libby is gone, had to go through a trial, and was convicted. His career in public service is over. That's enough for me.