I don't know how the system got away with that. Well, I do, it was the liberal democrats pressuring Fitzgerald (a known democratic contributor) to do so. All I wish is that the President would have either reduced the fine or eliminated it completely. But, hey, I am happy for Libby.
Bush Commutes Libby Prison Sentence
Monday, July 2, 2007; 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case. Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced.
Bush's move came hours after a federal appeals panel ruled Libby could not delay his prison term in the CIA leak case. That decision put the pressure on the president, who had been sidestepping calls by Libby's allies to pardon the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.