Libby Found Guilty

Word came through today that Scooter Libby was found guilty in four of the five charges leveled against him, including the most severe ones.

To be completely honest, I’m pretty surprised that he was actually found guilty. Fitzgerald’s case seemed solid to me, but proving beyond a reasonable doubt about whether or not it was possible to forget something is a tough call. I thought for sure that Libby was going to get off when the jury asked for clarification from the judge about what ‘reasonable doubt’ actually meant. Basically, the jury was given the task of reading someone’s mind.

I’m happy that finally some sort of justice is being leveled against this administration. In my mind, we haven’t seen an administration this full of crooks since this guy.

It’s really unfortunate that Fitzgerald sounds like he’s not going to take this case any further (read: Cheney and Rove). Even though I believe (given the coverage of the trial) that Libby is guilty, I feel like he is just a low-level guy who was obviously tasked to protect those above him. I say give him two medals: one for loyalty, and one for stupidity. Then send him to prison.

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