On today's Libby commutation fiasco, Larry Johnson made an excellent point at noquarter.typepad.com; Bush can still pardon Libby.
The less anguish we hear from Libby's pals, like DeGenova, when the pseudo-liberal mainstream media points out that Libby is still being punished by having to pay a fine, losing his law license, and being labeled a convicted felon, the more we'll know that commutation is just Bush's down payment to keep Libby happy and quiet. The full pardon will come later.
There are no more excuses for voting Republican at any level.
Even Ralph Nader has got to realize at this point that change is imperative. The ascendence of a purer progressivism will just have to wait.