GOP Candidates Endorse Pardon For Convicted Criminal

GOP3-Debate-Libby With the convicted-by-a-jury-of-his-peers Scooter Libby sentenced to 30 months in prison today, we knew that the question of a pardon would come up in tonight's GOP debate. Some of the candidates blew it off, but Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and Sam Brownback supported a pardon and completely misrepresented the facts of the case, stating that there was no underlying crime in the outing of Valerie Plame. Obviously, they got Victoria Toensing's talking points before the debate.

It's now proven that Libby's lies and obstruction hindered Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation making it impossible to find the truth behind the leak. Oh, and Tommy Thompson managed to sneak in a "Clinton did it" moment as well...

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