Friday, October 28, 2005

More On Scooter Libby

The 22 page indictment seems reasoned and doesn't overreach and if Libby is found guilty then he should be punished. I read a transcript of Patrick Fitzgerald's press conference and he was very specific in his answers and didn't speculate as to intent or much of anything beyond the scope of his inquiry.

This is an opportunity for Republicans; although having the Chief of Staff to the Vice President indicted isn't a good thing for the White House or the G.O.P. if they accept Fitzgerald's conclusions, while allowing Libby to vindicate himself in court if he can, it will provide a contrast to the Democrats in 1998 who vociferously argued that Bill Clinton lying under oath wasn't even really a crime worthy of punishment.

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