The Federalists arguing about whether the President should have the right to pardon with a bonus mention of Vice Presidents as public hazard, and a suggestion that clemency is only needed in cruel, sloppy legal systems.
Link found at Unqualified Offerings.
The commutation, rather than being some canny half-measure some are calling it, is actually worse than a pardon. The President's saying "Fine, fine, I agree a jury of his peers found him guilty of multiple counts of perjury and obstruction of justice, but I don't think he should be punished for that." He's not even saying that he believes Scooter's innocent. He just doesn't think people like Scooter should have to suffer just because they're guilty.
This isn't the best bit, but I'm going to leave the gaming analysis of the commutation to be read in order.
If Kung Fu Monkey seems vaguely familiar, it's because I linked to his piece about amusement park rides.
Link found at Making Light.