Scooter, Scooter, extraordinary times . . . New phase . . .innocent. Trial . . .(Unless you are at gitmo) . . .serious . . . got a job to do . . . protecting people . . . naming somebody. Off to Camp David or somwhere. See ya.
THE HERETIK DOES NOT THINK we are done. The Talent Show sees no sequel to A Fitzmas Carol.
THE HERETIK KNOWS we can read answers into what we hear, but also what we don't hear.
WHAT BUSH SHOULD HAVE SAID [Left I] Two years and millions of dollars ago, I asked people to come forward and tell the truth about this leak. Scooter Libby not only didn't come forward and tell me the truth, it is alleged that he lied to the grand jury as well. He let me and the American people down by his actions.
THE HERETIK SENSES now the sweating begins.[story] Some will ask the question: is that all there is?
LIBBY ALONE now sits in the dock, but those who dock prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald low see only one grand jury is done, but Fitzgerald is not. “Official A” who leaked Plame’s name is out there, unnamed, and a trial awaits. A truth of this case has been suggested.
TRUTH IS THE ENGINE of the justice system, says Fitzgerald. Anyone near an engine now knows its heat. A trial for Libby is but a beginning. Much more will be known, not less.
AND IN TODAY'S EPISODE OF what about Bob? [Tom Maguire/ Just One Minute] . . . it appears that Libby told Ari Fleischer about Ms. Plame on July 7, which is the day that phone logs show Novak calling Ari. Surely that adds to the possibilty that Ari was Novak's first source.
THE HERETIK AGREES The source isn't called "Official A" for nothing. Jesuit high school grads use code for everything. Official A is A. Fleischer.
ON THE OTHER HAND Fitzgerald has used the term "Official A" in other caes, most notably here. [hat tip: #] The Heretik reserves the right to be wrong on the evidence, but right on the conclusions. He takes small solace in his argument here sounding vaguely familiar to the Bush tale of Iraq.
HOT POKER from Firedog Lake: My read on Fitz was that the lying makes him very, very angry. . . And what if Official A is Rove or Cheney?
THE HERETIK STRONGLY recommends reading the indictment. All of his own bluster blows more strongly with one or two cites in sight.
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