A Grown Man Called Scooter? That’s Just Criminal!

Hopefully, in the near future:
Original movie poster.

From Law.com:

Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has shown no remorse for corrupting the legal system and deserves to spend 2 1/2 to 3 years in prison for obstructing the CIA leak investigation, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said Friday.

Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and an assistant to President Bush, is the highest-ranking White House official convicted since the Iran-Contra affair two decades ago.

In court documents, Fitzgerald rejected criticism from Libby’s supporters who said the leak investigation had spun out of control. Fitzgerald denied that the prosecution was politically motivated and said Libby brought his fate upon himself.

“The judicial system has not corruptly mistreated Mr. Libby,” Fitzgerald wrote. “Mr. Libby has been found by a jury of his peers to have corrupted the judicial system.”
Libby was convicted in March of lying to investigators about what he told reporters regarding CIA officer Valerie Plame, whose 2003 exposure touched off the leak probe. Plame was identified in a newspaper column after her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, began criticizing the Bush administration’s prewar intelligence on Iraq.

Libby “lied repeatedly and blatantly about matters at the heart of a criminal investigation concerning the disclosure of a covert intelligence officer’s identity,” Fitzgerald wrote. “He has shown no regret for his actions, which significantly impeded the investigation.”


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5 responses to “A Grown Man Called Scooter? That’s Just Criminal!

  1. I read on DK that there is a story going around the belway (letters to follow) that Libby’s attorney sent the trial judge letters stating that Libby was to important to go to the prison.

    DK has links (PDF) to the briefs that both sides presented, arguing to release or not to release the letters to the Judge.

    Can you imagine the nerve of those letters. Wait till Libby gets to prison and he finds out just how important he’s not. He’ll be bootie Scooter.

  2. nonnie9999

    i seriously doubt that ol’ irving (he is way too old to be called scooter) will get a pardon. i am hoping and praying that the little wuss will be so frightened by his prison time (and so resentful that loyalty seems to flow in just one direction in the present administration) that he will spill his guts to all of the crimes he has witnessed in the white house. then again, he might be more afraid of chimpy’s gang than he is of prison gangs.

  3. At this point he should start talking. But you have a point bout being more afraid of the chimp. He is after all a vindictive little putz.

  4. nonnie9999

    i seriously wonder who chimpy & co were really wiretapping and what dirt they have on members of congress, their political enemies, and schmucks like scooterpants. i bet dead-eye dick cheney has an squad of hitmen at the ready.

  5. I’m sure they started with the democratic voting role and then worked their way to bin Laden. Oh sorry, thats the guy Bush stopped thinking about. So I guess we’re back to the democrats