His answer at MSNBC's debate about Scooter Libby was pretty pathetic for a "rule of law Conservative"---except when it concerns Bill Clinton.
Moderator: OK, let me go to a question that's more ephemeral and it is passing and it will decided in the next several months. We'll go down the line again. This isn't as much fun as cutting taxes. Do you think Scooter Libby should be pardoned?
(Unknown)[It was Brownback]: Let the legal process move forward, and I'd leave that up to President Bush. And I think he could go either way on that.
Moderator: The judge is going to rule on that case next month and decide whether he will be in prison during his appeal. Would you let it go, let him be imprisoned?
[Brownback]: At this point in time, I would leave that up to the president, if at the end of the term, he decides to let him out.
Moderator: You don't encourage him to repeal, to...
[Brownback]: I would see willingness to go either way on that, because the underlying facts of this case are ones where there was not a law that was violated. So what they're saying is: OK, you didn't remember right, and that's what you're being prosecuted, and that was what you were guilty for. And, my goodness...
Digby explains the Clinton part of the equation.