Atrios and Josh Marshall are both reporting that Andrea Mitchell, appearing on Hardball, pulled the claim totally out of her ass that "most people think…Scooter Libby should be pardoned." "They're going to try to really tamp this down and appeal to the polling which indicates that most people think, in fact, that he should be pardoned. Scooter Libby should be pardoned." CNN reports that the definition of "most people" is 18%. Just 18 percent said they would support a pardon for Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, while 69 percent said they opposed the idea. Meanwhile, a narrow majority said they believe Cheney was part of a cover-up in the case. update: Crooks and Liars has the video.
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