October 28, 2005

The Coverup is ALWAYS worse than the crime


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Scooter indicted for perjury, obstruction, and false statements.

Let me just say this as a warning for Fitzmas revelers: I'm a Republican who believes in the importance of the perjury and obstruction rules, and will not tolerate this behavior by officials in my party. Or yours, for that matter. Go ahead, laugh while you can, Monkey Boy, and then we'll see what happens when you nominate Hillary.

Also, I'm enjoying the special constitutional gift of Fitzmas: the aggressive if not zealous prosecution of leaks and leakers who compromise the national security. First up: the need to get Daniel Ellsberg for the incalcuable harm to American national security for the leaking of the Pentagon Papers, and the prosecution of Ben Bradlee and others for publishing them.

For starters.

This precedent is going to bite the revelers in the ass, big time.

UPDATE: Twice in one week we scoop the Great One. In the immortal words of Joey Lawrence, "Whoa."

UPDATE: Quote of the day so far from the Corner:

when the subject is perjury indictments, is it really putting forth your cleanest expert to interview George Stephanopoulos?


Donks and wingnuts go ape over strong assertion of CIA secrecy/sanctity of national security over public's right to know.

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Entirely logical in my universe, Captain.

Yes, and I realize "Donks and wingnuts go ape" would make a great addition to the "bumfights" video series.

UPDATE FOUR: Sigh, now I know what it was like for the Donks the first time a Clinton administration official was indicted.

Now what it felt like the ensuing 39 or 40 times remains a mystery....

UPDATE FIVE: Comment of the day over at Ace's:

So no conspiracy, not "retribution", no agent outed, no nothing except Scooter brain-fart. Well, we don't allow brain-farts so Scooter's history. Fuck, they got Scoots, man!

But no one's irreplacable. Sure, he was the guy with the plans to intern all the peaceniks until the war's over, but that plan is already in motion. He can watch from jail!

Gannon, Scooter--the price of liberty is high, men, and the blood of patriots and shit, right?

UPDATE: More snark from the dudes at Politech:

Not Scooter Libby! I’m crying now. When I voted for Bush, Libby’s presence in the administration was key to my vote. I had been 99% for John Kerry until I learned that Libby would be staying over in a second Bush administration. Well, that’s enough for me.

Now he could go to jail for 25 years! Why, oh, why, oh, why wasn’t Judith Miller stronger? She could’ve run the clock out and saved our Scooter from such a jail term.

This is the worst day in the history of the Republic.

My only comment was what exactly is it about my original post that was "not sarcastic?" I mean, I have the Donks in a frothing lather over the indictment of a Muppet, for chrissakes!

NOT FITZMAS, MORE LIKE FITZWEEN: Laura got the coveted "Heh" from the Omniscient One.


We interrupt the Fitzmas Yule Log for the following nooz flash: there are lesbians in the NBA! And in Star Fleet! Intrepid Chip at the Hatemongers Quarterly has the beaver by the tail, so to speak.

UPDATE: Wizbang has up what has to be two of the least flattering pictures of all time. Damn that left-wing media bias! Someone alert Malkin!


Karl Rove leaks the CIA guarded secret of the size of Jeff Gannon's luv rocket.

Posted by Steve at October 28, 2005 01:00 PM | TrackBack

Wait, Libby wasn't indicted for being an adult with the nickname "Scooter"?

Posted by: rbj at October 28, 2005 02:24 PM

"Now what it felt like the ensuing 39 or 40 times remains a mystery...."

You must remember it from the Regan/Bush I years. If it weren't for elder Bush's liberal pardon policy, could have been a massacre. Quite a blood letting as it was.

I don't think this is over by a long shot. Look for mister Rove to be checking over his shoulder for a while to come. Maybe tricky Dick too.

On the other side, protecting the CIA has not ever been an issue I would go to bat over (although it is NEVER okay to put their lives at risk). The CIA has been at the root of some of the most despicable acts the US government has perpetrated in the name of "freedom".

Posted by: LB buddy at October 28, 2005 03:07 PM

Oh, and never Hillary if I have any say in it.

Posted by: LB buddy at October 28, 2005 03:15 PM

Nice to know how very, very seriously the left takes these compromises of national security. While we’re waiting for the next leak from the left, if Libby is found guilty, it seems appropriate to determine his sentence by the Sandy Berger Scale—a $500.00 fine sounds about right.

That, and an extended public b!tchslapping for continuing to use the name “Scooter” after he graduated from daycare.

Posted by: utron at October 28, 2005 04:10 PM

Joe Wilson's insufferable fifteen minutes of fame have been extended...Look for the "Full Ginsburg" (hitting all of the Sunday talk shows ala Monica Lewinsky's first lawyer) this weekend.

Posted by: KMR at October 28, 2005 05:06 PM

No more, please no more! I can't take this stupid "Gate" any more.

And Jeff Gannon's luv rocket is somewhat larger than that. Just, saying.

Posted by: owlish at October 28, 2005 06:55 PM

Yeah, Owl--I think Rove was indicating width....

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at October 28, 2005 09:04 PM

Luskin has a much better picture of Rove.

Posted by: The Unabrewer at October 28, 2005 11:13 PM