The Decider strikes again.

Scooter Libby was tried by a jury of his peers and found guilty of obstruction of justice, then sentenced to two and a half years in the slammer. It seems justice had been done.

But then along comes Bush, waving his magic wand and commuting Libby’s sentence. No jail time for friends of the administration!

I respect the jury’s verdict. But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive.

Aha! Why do we even need these pesky juries and judges when The Decider can simply determine what’s right and fair? The rule of law has no weight any more.