Patterico wonders why Libby never saw the inside of a cell, or minimum security dormitory.
The Wash Times editors would have supported a reduction in Libby's sentence to 15 months, but not this commutation:
But none of this exonerates the commutation. Perjury is a serious crime. This newspaper argued on behalf of its seriousness in the 1990s, during the Clinton perjury controversy, and today is no different. We'd have hoped that more conservatives would agree. The integrity of the judicial process depends on fact-finding and truth-telling. A jury found Libby guilty of not only perjury but also obstruction justice and lying to a grand jury. It handed down a very supportable verdict. This is true regardless of the trumped-up investigation and political witch hunt. It is true regardless of the unjustifiably harsh sentence.
For the Wash Times, principals intersect nicely with politics here, since the next President is likely to be a Dem. Still, a certain consistency is admirable.