Matt Yglesias Should Know Better
It's this kind of crap that so frequently leaves me thinking that Matt Yglesias is mostly just a useless tool. His argument is that if Libby goes to jail then Libby ends up being painted as the villain in this piece, whereas if Bush pardons him then Bush becomes the villain. How can it not be obvious to anybody that it's not an either/or propositon? They both are villains and the miscarriage of justice here is not that Libby is going to jail and Bush is skating, but that Bush is skating. And it shouldn't be necessary, but apparently is, to point out yet again that everybody but Libby gets to skate because Libby perjured himself and obstructed justice. If he's the fall guy it's by his own choosing. The Bush administration is a criminal enterprise and there's no honor in taking the fall for those people, particularly when it's apparent that Libby was just as much a part of setting this criminal enterprise up as anybody else. It's too bad there's not somebody, say a high profile blogger at The Atlantic, who could keep the focus on these things.