June 14 (Bloomberg) — Lewis “Scooter” Libby, an ex-aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, must go to prison while appealing his conviction for obstructing a CIA leak probe, a judge ruled.
Little Irving Scooter go to jail or stall until Chimpy pardons him on his last day in office remain free throughout the appeals process? We might not know for a while, but I assume that the uncertainty has Scooterpie pooping in his pants!
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From Eric Griego in The Albuquerque Tribune:
Many people believe when Rove and Cheney wanted to attack former Ambassador Joe Wilson for questioning some of the president’s statements and the intelligence on which the Iraq War was based. In retaliation, Rove leaked the name of Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, to Robert Novak, who wrote an op-ed on July 6, 2003, outing Plame as a CIA operative.
Libby became the target of the investigation when it became clear that the White House was not going to let Rove or Cheney hang for the leak. Sounds like a James Michener novel gone bad.