President Bush commutes Scooter Libby’s sentence…no jail time

Reactions:

CNN’s Political Ticker:

Barak Obama: “This decision to commute the sentence of a man who compromised our national security cements the legacy of an Administration characterized by a politics of cynicism and division, one that has consistently placed itself and its ideology above the law. ”

Joe Biden: “It is time for the American people to be heard — I call for all Americans to flood the White House with phone calls tomorrow expressing their outrage over this blatant disregard for the rule of law.”

John Edwards: “In George Bush’s America, it is apparently okay to misuse intelligence for political gain, mislead prosecutors and lie to the FBI. George Bush and his cronies think they are above the law and the rest of us live with the consequences.”

Bill Richardson: “It’s a sad day when the President commutes the sentence of a public official who deliberately and blatantly betrayed the public trust and obstructed an important federal investigation,”

From this AP story:

Fred Thompson: “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.”

Rudy Giuliani: “After evaluating the facts, the president came to a reasonable decision and I believe the decision was correct.”

Hillary Clinton: “This commutation sends the clear signal that in this administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice.”

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