Harry Reid is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it anymore:
The Presidentâ€™s decision to commute Mr. Libbyâ€™s sentence is disgraceful. Libbyâ€™s conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq War. Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone. Judge Walton correctly determined that Libby deserved to be imprisoned for lying about a matter of national security. The Constitution gives President Bush the power to commute sentences, but history will judge him harshly for using that power to benefit his own Vice Presidentâ€™s Chief of Staff who was convicted of such a serious violation of law.
Oh, if only the United States Senate had some way of judging George Bush! If only our Founding Fathers had had the foresight to provide such a method in Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 of our Constitution!
But sadly, the Senate is completely powerless in such situations, leaving this matter entirely in the hands of history.