I've spent much of the last few days in rural Kimble County, escaping the pressures of everyday life and news of our nation's affaris. But this retreat was rudely interrupted yesterday when I happened to involuntarily glance at the headlines of the San Antonio Express-News inside a vending machine: President Bush has given his convicted crony Scooter Libby a get-out-of-jail card, before Libby has even gone to jail for the crime of lying to a grand jury.
I know many expected something like this, sooner or later, but for some reason I did not. Yet I should know by now to never make the mistake of assuming Bush will take a high road, when the low, disgraceful road will make his life easier.
Sadly, but not surprisingly, there appear to be many defeding this shameful action--the subversion of our system of justice in the name of helping a President cover up actions and potential crimes of those around him. These people deserve to be pushed to the fringes of public debate in this country. But with the state of the corporate media in this country, the odds of that are slim to none.