Are these men--former Senate colleagues--living on the same planet?
Fred Thompson, soon-to-be-presidential candidate, on Bush's gift to Scooter Libby: "I am very happy for Scooter Libby. I know that this is a great relief to him, his wife and children. While for a long time I have urged a pardon for Scooter, I respect the President's decision. This will allow a good American, who has done a lot for his country, to resume his life."
Chuck Schumer: “As Independence Day nears, we are reminded that one of the principles our forefathers fought for was equal justice under the law. This commutation completely tramples on that principle.”
Barack Obama points out that Libby's lies, "compromised our national security." The full statement.
John Edwards: "Only a president clinically incapable of understanding that mistakes have consequences could take the action he did today." His statement.
And Joe Biden suggests that we flood the White House with phone calls. Good idea. The daytime number is 202-456-1111. That's right, it's not toll-free. They only give the 800 number to big donors. You could also send an email.