Obama on the Libby Outrage

Here's stunning video of Barack Obama hearing live the news of the commutation Scooter Libby's sentence for perjury. It strikes me as revealing that Obama immediately sees a parallel to the way a young black man is being railroaded by the justice system, with no recourse. Yes, Bush had no power over Genarlow Wilson's sentence. But the contrast is striking - and corrosive of confidence in equal justice under the law. When such injustices are a common occurrence among the poor and marginalized, the special treatment meted out to one of the president's friends is particularly galling.