BEFORE YOU THINK ABOUT, WE'RE AGAINST IT
Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid, struck with another bit of genius yesterday. The Democratic leadership has produced such a precise and detailed plan of attack against the Republicans that it's even reacting aggressively to scenarios a year or two down the line.
Reid and his band of saviors of the Republic announced that they will send a letter to the President urging him not to pardon the recently indicted Scooter Libby.
Where did this come from? There wasn't a groundswell of innuendo about Libby's fate from anybody, at least, not just yet.
Instead, it was a sly move by the Democrats to bring back the conversation of the CIA leak investigation back to above the fold of your local newspaper. It also was a strong dose of clever politics from a party that has been bare of such ideas from Bill Clinton's time in the White House.
The endgame that the Democrats sprung on the White House erases one of the Bush administration's possible moves regarding Libby's fate.
The Democrats took what was lightly discussed in every classroom and smoky bar in America and publicized it. It is inconceivable that Bush--with such low ratings--could pull off the mechanics of a pardon for Libby without plunging the country in a frenzy against anything Republican.