Scooter Libby Guilty of more than Stupid Nickname

Libby was found guilty on four of the five charges against him.

Emptywheel - Marcy Wheeler, author of Anatomy of Deceit has the verdict from the courtroom.

What does this have to do with North Carolina? Well, I'm in North Carolina and it was this trial that brought me back into blogging in October of 2005. So, there you have it!

More as it unfolds throughout the day......

Apologies to all of the Scooters out there. I mean....gee....it's an entirely appropriate nick for a grown man. I know my daughter will want to be known as Doodlebug when she's a grown woman. :)

More below the fold....

From something I wrote in November 2005 after Wells claimed Libby wasn't guilty because he wasn't the first to leak Plame's name:

Scooter needs a new lawyer. The one he has hired doesn't seem to understand the charges against his client. Theodore V. Wells, Jr. seems to think that Scooter has been charged with being the FIRST to leak Valerie Plame's name to a reporter. Nope....Scooter was charged with lying, lying, lying. Let me repeat that. I. Lewis Libby (Scooter) was charged with LYING to the grand jury. He was under OATH and for you Republicons out there trying to spin this new revelation from Woodward, being under oath means you are supposed to tell the truth. According to the indictments Scooter Libby did not tell the truth. According to the indictments he did not tell the truth several times.

It doesn't matter if Scooter was the first, second or 10th person to leak Valerie Plame's name. He hasn't been charged with that. His (alleged) crime was lying under oath. I will repeat one more time. I. Lewis Scooter Libby was charged with lying repeatedly under oath.

I had to add this. Heaven forbid I write something shorter than a decent paragraph.

Comments

Without you SD

Where would we get awesome thread titles from?! It made me more than laugh out loud today. Thanks :)

Also, I love how some experts "Don Abrams", are spinning this as a split decision with Libby getting no more than 1 year.

Say what?

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

Hehe...had to do a quick check

and I do know someone named Scooter, but would probably tell him to his face it's a stupid nick if I had to. :)

I'm hearing 18 months - 2 years for this level transgression and that came from both CNN and MSNBC, NOT my massive knowledge of the US legal system. heh

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Split Decision, My Ass

Doin' time is doin' time (which he'll do till PunkBoy pardons him in the final act of the worst presidency in history). He's doing a fraction of the time that the war criminal gang running this country deserves.

War is over if you want it.

MRE

The Fed's are turning down his sheets and have already prepared his meals:

i know who the first was

he is also guilty of attempted murder while drunk, and his nickname is more amusing.

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Queen of prison reform

You should have put Martha Stewart's face on it.

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1st ones cool but

the 2nd one is not, imo. and its got nothing to do with sense of humor friend, just good taste. that incident is not a laughing matter period. but just my 2 cents.

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

Our children need to know that some people fought back, when others collaborated.

Back to the nicknames . . .

I think everyone should still call me Messy Lessie. Seems fine. Gee, I can't imagine why I keep forgetting to ask people to call me that.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

I'm not even sharing my childhood nick

not even going there.

My older brother was Chuckie. He tried to go to Charles, but Chuck is what he's stuck with. I do call him Chuckie when he's around women of interest. :) I'm a good sister.

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Dramarama

Did you have a former landlord who called you Messy Lessee?

No, no, no, well, maybe

Apparently, as a toddler, I wore more food than I ate. Still too true.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

hahahhaha

one of the best yet

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