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Scooter Libby Guilty as Sin

Ladies and gentlemen, the fat lady has sung.

A federal jury today found Lewis “Scooter” Libby guilty on four counts.

Libby was convicted of:

1. obstruction of justice when he intentionally deceived a grand jury investigating the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame;

2. making a false statement by intentionally lying to FBI agents about a conversation with NBC newsman Tim Russert;

3. perjury when he lied in court about his conversation with Russert;

4. a second count of perjury when he lied in court about conversations with other reporters.

He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.

Go check out CNN for more.


  1. #1 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    March 6, 2007

    What took them so long to decide?

    He faces ~ 18 months in prison, until Bush pardons him before exiting office.

    Or maybe they’ll fake his death like Kenneth “Kenny Boy” Lay, and relocate him to a tropical island somewhere.

  2. #2 romunov
    March 6, 2007

    Shelley, can you say presidential pardon?

    I knew you could!

  3. #3 J-Dog
    March 6, 2007

    I just want to know, is he gonna roll over and give us Cheney? And he’d better not get to Ginger and Mary Ann before I do…

  4. #4 natural cynic
    March 6, 2007

    How long before a presidential pardon?

  5. #5 Ben
    March 6, 2007

    Now it’s the countdown to the pardon 😛

  6. #6 Boosterz
    March 6, 2007

    He better hope he gets pardoned, he’s on his way to federal prison and his name is “Scooter”. 🙂

    This clip from Office Space is how I anticipate the sentencing hearing to go:

  7. #7 Shelley
    March 6, 2007

    So lemme get this straight, you guys think he’s gonna be pardoned? 🙂

  8. #8 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    March 6, 2007

    George W. Bush will say something to the effect that “Libby performed valuable service for his country” and “He’s suffered enough.”

  9. #9 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    March 7, 2007

    Libby Question Turns to Pardon

    The White House moved quickly yesterday to dismiss all talk of clemency as rash and premature.

    I took the liberty of emphasizing a word there.

  10. #10 Jon H
    March 17, 2007

    “What took them so long to decide?”

    Apparently they spent most of the time being unusually anal, charting out all the evidence on big post-it easel pads. They didn’t start deliberating until that was done, and the actual deliberations took about 3 days.

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