The real reason Scooter Libby won't be pardoned until after the 2008 election
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Tue, 07/03/2007
Please note the reason for the commuting of Scooter's sentence is so that Scooter can still claim the 5th Amendment in further investigations of Bush, Rove, and Cheney.
Scooter still has an appeal pending, so he can still claim the 5th. A pardon now would have allowed Scooter to be forced to testify without limitation. The pardon will come right after the November 2008 election.