This was a great satirical article by Terry Jones (yes, from Python) about Bush commuting Scooter Libby’s sentence.
Article here on the Guardian Unlimited.
Here’s a nice quote from the middle of the article:
Mind you, Bush’s softening of heart can only have happened in very recent days. A couple of weeks ago, in an eerily similar case, Victor Rita was, like Libby, convicted of perjury, making false statements to federal agents, and obstruction of justice. Like Scooter, Rita has an unblemished record of public service – 25 years in the armed forces with 35 commendations, awards and medals – and yet he was handed a 33-month jail sentence without even a message of condolence from the president.