Thursday, March 08, 2007

Robert "The Douchebag of Liberty" Novak Spins Libby Verdict

Denis Collins, a Washington journalist on the Scooter Libby jury, described sentiments in the jury room reflecting those in the Senate Democratic cloakroom: "It was said a number of times. . . . Where's Rove? Where are these other guys?" Besides presidential adviser Karl Rove, he surely meant Vice President Cheney and maybe President Bush. Oddly, the jurors appeared uninterested in hearing from Richard Armitage, the source of the CIA leak.

Why could that be Robert? Perhaps it was because the trial was focused on the perjury and obstruction of justice and not the leak? Could the jurors have been focused on Karl Rove and Cheney because Ted Wells used his opening arguments saying that Libby was being made a scapegoat for Karl Rove and Dick Cheney then didn't produce any evidence to support that claim? Could that be the reason why they wanted to hear from Rove and Cheney you dick?

The Libby trial uncovered no plot hatched in the White House. The worst news Tuesday for firebrand Democrats was that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald was going back to his "day job" (as U.S. attorney in Chicago). With no underlying crime even claimed, the only question was whether Libby had consciously and purposefully lied to FBI agents and the grand jury about how he learned of Mrs. Wilson's identity.

Lies, lies, and more damned lies. Patrick Fitzgerald said he couldn't investigate what had happened exactly in the leak because Scooter "threw sand in the umpire's face" so it was impossible to figure out what happened.

It's obvious that things originated with Cheney giving instructions to Scooter Libby. It was Cheney who wanted to investigate Joe Wilson, and who Valerie Plame was. But with Scooter Libby lying about everything, it would be impossible to prove that Cheney was criminal in his actions because it's impossible to know what Cheney exactly told Libby because of the lying and obstruction of justice.

While my column on Wilson's mission triggered Libby's misery, I played but a minor role in his trial. Subpoenaed by his defense team, I testified that I had phoned him in reporting the Wilson column and that he had said nothing about Wilson's wife. Other journalists said the same thing under oath, but we apparently made no impression on the jury.

How fucking stupid do you take us to be Novakula? Rudy Guiliani didn't bang his third cousin, so obviously he didn't sleep with his second cousin either. I think you made a perfect impression of who and what you are on the jury btw. That is why Scooter probably shouldn't have called you to the stand.