Friday, October 28, 2005

Scooter "What Kind of a Name is That for a Grown Man?" Libby Faces 30 Years

What goes around finally came around. Them chickens came home to roost, that other shoe dropped. Now the consummation so devoutly to be wished is happening in real-time.

In a land that is ruled by Bushist fascists from top to toe, where so many have gotten away with so much, finally it seems that the guys and gals in the white hats are holding the keys to the clinker, while the guys with the black hats are deepest shit, and still sinking.

Irving Lewis Libby is the first to be held accountable, charged with five counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements to a grand jury. Libby is also the first White House official to be indicted in 130 years.

From WaPo:

"Asked about what a reporter described as 'Republican talking points' minimizing the significance of today's charges [see 2 stories below], the prosecutor said lying under oath 'is a very, very serious matter" and a "serious breach of the public trust.'

He said, 'We didn't get the straight story, and we had to take action.'

Fitzgerald said that contrary to what Libby told the FBI and the grand jury, he had held at least seven discussions with government officials regarding the CIA agent before the day when he claimed to have learned about her from Tim Russert of NBC News. 'And in fact, when he spoke to Mr. Russert, they never discussed it,' Fitzgerald said.

'At the end of the day, what appears is that Mr. Libby's story that he was at the tail end of a chain of phone calls, passing on from one reporter what he heard from another, was not true,' the special counsel said. 'It was false. He was at the beginning of the chain of phone calls, the first official to disclose this information outside the government to a reporter. And then he lied about it afterwards, under oath and repeatedly.'

The indictment contains one count of obstruction of justice, two counts of perjury and two counts of making false statements. The charges involve testimony that Libby gave to the grand jury and other statements he made regarding his conversations with three journalists: Judith Miller of the New York Times, Matthew Cooper of Time magazine and Russert."

We've referred to the nauseating black-heart neo-con spin machine earlier, and hope that many readers will scroll down, take note, and inundate as many pro-Traitorgate spinners as possible with communications from the Other Side.

Just letting the cabal and their cabalists know that truth is better than political fiction. That wealth is better than poverty. That peace is better than war. That engendering the liberty and happy lives of its populace is the true duty of government.

That right needs to overcome--and defeat--wrong.

Happy Fitzgiving, Happy Fitzukkah.

Merry Fitzmas to all, and to all a good night.


enigma4ever said...

Excellent post...yup the King's Biggest moment- bigger than the Mega-phone-on-the-rubble-pile speech and he walks across the lawn in pissed off I'm in a hurry fashion and whines into the mike for 87 seconds about being SADDENED....SAD???!!!WTF....sad???? unreal....
I have seen six year olds show more remorse and commonsense....pathetic..I can't wait to see him on the stand...and he can talk about how sad he is...

No Blood for Hubris said...

Bubble Boy's apparently sad that Scooter's gone bye-bye, not sad that his whole administration's composed of criminals.

Jack Ballinger said...

I had read the article, but totally missed the import of the para. (In my defense, It was very early and I wasn't entirely awake.)

Thanks much for catching it and helping dummy's like me remember that, even if he's not really in charge, Shrub is still a player and may still be in some jeopardy!