BuzzFlash's GOP Hypocrite Of The Week
The Libby Legal Defense Trust (not to be confused with the BuzzFlash.com Libby betrayal Web site, LibbyDefenseFund.com) supporters have jumped all over the Rich pardon as a "precedent" for the Libby "commutation, pardon to come" action by Bush.You can read the rest at GOPhypocrites.com and see a historical list of BuzzFlash's other worthy selections.
Let's put aside for the moment that Rich's crimes were of the financial sort. He didn't betray the national security of the United States, as Libby (and Cheney, Bush, and Rove for that matter) did. Rich didn't obstruct a federal investigation into the outing of a CIA operative specializing in tracking the illicit sales of WMD. Let's also put aside that Rudolph Giuliani is the one who prosecuted Rich, condemned his pardon, but urged a pardon for Libby.