SCOOTER’S PARDON….I’d just like to briefly break radio silence to say that I’m not surprised that George Bush commuted Scooter Libby’s sentence. See here for reasons. The only thing I didn’t foresee was that Mr. Principle would carefully read the polling tea leaves and commute only part of Libby’s sentence so that he could pretend this was some kind of deeply profound Solomonic judgment, not just a craven favor for a friend. His statement along these lines is enough to make one ill. Ugh.