Libby-Palooza

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I make no apologies for going cable on the Libby story. It's about a presidency above the law, and contemptuous of the justice system. It's about presidential defense of perjury. It's about the murky run-up to the Iraq war, in which the key claims of the administration were subsequently revealed as false. If all that is not a big deal, what is?

Here's a user-friendly guide to the Dish's coverage these last twelve hours: Obama's shrewd and swift response; the Bushies' insta-spin; Fred Thompson's Libby-love; Fitzgerald's principled response; Americans' revulsion; Clinton's predictable quandary; Giuliani's flip-flop on pardons; the Washington elite's champagne parties; the president's rank hypocrisy; and the one bright spot: Cheney's fear.

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