March 06, 2007

Final Deep Thought on The Libby Conviction, Before I Dismiss It For Eternity For The Relatively Minor Case That It Is

Thank God Scooter Libby was convicted. If he been acquitted, an irate Jane Hamsher would have depleted the global supply of black ink for months.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 6, 2007 03:43 PM

I'm curious. Are you being disingenuous by writing "Libby conviction" and don't mean to include Libby sentencing, any Libby appeals, or a possible Libby Supreme Court Consideration or a possible Libby pardon?

I don't think the story is over by a long shot. Who knows, in addition to any of the possible to probable events I mentioned above, there might actually be some new revelations of one type or another.

But if you do mean to say 'never means never' about the whole still evolving story, will you let the fly on your wall put up a few posts about you scratching the itches?

Posted by: Dusty at March 6, 2007 05:14 PM

If there's any "proportionality" in the sentencing, he'll get about a $2,000 fine and be picking up litter for a week. Compared to Sandy Burglar, who like did a real crime involving national security, Libby spit on the sidewalk.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at March 6, 2007 05:28 PM

Barring anything earth-shattering, Dusty, I don't intend to write about Scootergate anymore. Out of more than 1750 entries, his name has appeared on the pages of CY a grand total of 19 times, and most of those in passing. I've just never much cared about this minor case. Of course, the left think it's huge, but as much as they've hyped it, it isn't that big of a deal to most folks.

Most people don't know who Libby was, and frankly don't see what the big deal is. I know who he is, can sort of understand why some people care, but frankly, could never get into it.


Posted by: Confederate Yankee at March 6, 2007 06:05 PM

CY - there are other sites that specialize in Plame, such as Just One Minute. The fact is that the case shows an absolute in the fact that our judicial system is corrupt at it's foundation. We have prosecutors that have run wild with power (i.e. Nifong, Earle, Fitzpatrick, etc.) and are not being held to reasonable ethical standards. We, as a country, are seeing further degradation of our rights in this case. It is a downward spiral that will lead...well...who knows where.

If you are interested in deeper analysis of the case visit JOM. The owner of the site, Tom Maguire, also links to many other sites that have covered this fiasco in detail.

Bottom line - it is a sad day for the American judicial system.

Posted by: Specter at March 6, 2007 09:29 PM

You're dropping the lede. It's not the case... it's what the case represents and covers up.

Go back to Wilson's 1999 trip and see all the countries he said were trading uranium (if you have time, check out his export/investment company there), then see who he worked with, how many of those were on the Kerry campaign and donors (including Priest's hubby, another huge story), and McCarthy (and her hubby as well, huge story), who got her her job, the list of those who covered Africa along with her, which docs disappeared a la Sandy and who authored some of them... and believe it or not, Rockefeller's name comes up a lot as well. Oh and that little Able Danger thing.

Then you can view EPIC, VIPS conferences from before this came up... and you will see how huge this is.

This was/is a coup. No black helicopters or tinfoil, seriously. I started a graph on this and followed everything along with blogs like Free Republic, Stratasphere, Just One Minute and many others.

I'm shocked that you never looked deeper, you're so thorough.

I totally agree re: Jane Hamster, sheesh.

Posted by: Ali at March 7, 2007 11:02 AM