Thursday, July 5, 2007

'Tulsa Today'—Stenographer to the President

President Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence is controversial in many quarters.

Democrats point out, correctly, that the President has something to gain from the commutation—protecting someone who protected the administration. Libby's commutation doesn't pass the 'smell test,' they say.

Even some Republicans don't like the commutation. They think Libby's prosecution was a political sham and that Mr. Bush should have given Libby a full pardon. There was no underlying crime, they say—though a federal prosecutor, a jury and a judge seemed to think otherwise.

So what does the Tulsa Today blog have to say about the commutation? Instead of criticism or commentary, the site published—and we are not making this up—the official White House statement explaining the president's action.

We had no idea that Tulsa Today was so devoted to stenography.

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