The Corner

Libby, Ctd.

Joseph Bottum writes : “But, then, why should the president act, when even much of the conservative press seems willing to forget the man who is Scooter Libby. Here, for instance, is the reaction on the webpages of National Review: ‘Libby? Heck, he’ll be all right, and a taste of low life might educate him some.’ Rich? Ramesh? Jonah? Jay? Kathryn? Kate? Are any of you reading what your writers are saying? This is vile.” Yes, it is vile, and dumb, but I guess I’m inured to it.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.