Saturday, June 02, 2007



WASHINGTON -- At his sentencing Tuesday, former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby will learn whether he will go to prison and, if so, whether it will be right away for his conviction in the CIA leak case.

Once Libby's fate is known, then there is this ultimate question: Will President Bush pardon him?

Better question is: Will the press now understand that the White House refusal to answer questions about the subject based on the fact that "there's an ongoing criminal investigation" will no longer be operative?