Monday, February 19, 2007

Much Ado About Nothing

Every night that I watch the news about the Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial I think: "We all know what happened and what will happen. To wit:

1 ) Cheney and Karl Rove, if not George Dubya himself, leaked Valerie Plame's name to Robert Novak, and

2) Libby gets off with a pardon on George Dubya's last day in office (which according to my Backwards Bush Countdown Clock, as I write this, is 700 days, 3 hours and 42 minutes away).




It's as good as a done deal. If anyone had any doubts, think back to Bush's press conference last week when he answered a question about a Presidential Pardon by saying, "I'm not gonna comment on that."

Case closed.

A guilty verdict at this point is irrelevant and they might as well start making the Backwards Libby Pardon Countdown Clocks. It's like Cheney said when asked about Congress' non-binding resolution against the Administration's troop surge in Iraq: "It won't stop us from what we're going to do." Yup, when you have Power, the laws are nothing more than a moot point.

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