In the Bush Administration you can break the law and not do time.

Yesterday President Bush decided to commute Libby’s prison sentence:

In a written statement commuting the prison sentence, issued hours after Monday’s ruling, Bush called the sentence “excessive,” and suggested that Libby will pay a big enough price for his conviction.

“The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant, and private citizen will be long-lasting,” he said.

The president, who has been under great pressure to pardon Libby, said Libby was given “a harsh sentence based in part on allegations never presented to the jury.”

So we’ll impeach a president for a blow job in the Oval office, but one who consistently lies to American citizens, violates law after law, launches us into an ill-conceived war on false premises, and then commutes the sentences of the few administration officials to be held accountable for their actions is pretty much is left to do as he pleases. And people wonder why this country is in the state its in.