Blogs 4 Brownback

July 5, 2007

Scooter Libby Doing Fine

Filed under: Justice/Law — Psycheout @ 7:33 pm

Scooter Libby demonstrates his respect for the law even in the face of an unjust prosecution and questionable conviction.

Convicted former top White House aide [and American hero] I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has paid the fine of $250,400.00. The U.S. District Court has posted the canceled check on the docket this afternoon.

I would assume that when his appeal is successful he will get his hard earned money back. Hopefully then he can sue the pants off the reckless prosecutor who dragged this fine American’s name through the mud.

The [out of control] federal judge who presided over the Libby trial said by commuting his prison sentence, the probation period may be called into question. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, who was appointed by President Bush, said Tuesday that federal law “does not appear to contemplate a situation in which a defendant may be placed under supervised release without first completing a term of incarceration.”

Well then perhaps the probation should be waived, smart alec. Maybe it’s time to start a movement to impeach Reggie Walton.

Sam Brownback has already stated that he would simply pardon Mr. Libby, which would obviously be the right thing to do. Perhaps President Bush will grant a pardon at the end of his term. For the record, Senator Brownback does support the brave action of President Bush in commuting Libby’s prison sentence.

Libby was convicted of misleading investigators “on a crime that didn’t exist,” Brownback said.

The reason the leak wasn’t a crime is because Plame was not acting as an agent in the field, according to Brownback.

100% right. 0% wrong.

Today’s thought experiment: “Try to imagine the world without concrete.”

Today’s message on life: “I believe life is sacred in the womb and in Darfur.”

Update: Here’s the check.

— Psycheout


  1. Nice to see the rule of law so easily bent. Right or not, he broke the law. If I stole a turkey to give to a down-on-their-luck family, I’d still be arrested.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 5, 2007 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

  2. Teach them to fish, Adam. And don’t steal turkeys.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 5, 2007 @ 9:57 pm | Reply

  3. “The reason the leak wasn’t a crime is because Plame was not acting as an agent in the field, according to Brownback.”

    Interesting. But the reason it was a crime is because revealing the identity of a covert CIA agent is a crime.

    Comment by Salmo — July 5, 2007 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

  4. “Teach them to fish, Adam. And don’t steal turkeys.”

    If that was our philosophy, Iraq wouldn’t have been invaded.

    And yeah, righteous or not, it was a crime.

    Comment by Adam Nelson — July 6, 2007 @ 7:23 am | Reply

  5. Ahh, another sign of the rampant corruption of the US jurisdiction. Now really, Libby just bought himself out by using his connections.

    Comment by PG — July 8, 2007 @ 11:57 am | Reply

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