Tag: court

  1. The Scooter Libby case is disproving the maxim that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

    30 January 2007

    It's come out on the stand that Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary was the one who leaked Valerie Plame's identity to Scooter Libby. He admitted this under oath, but of course he cut a deal so he won't be punished for revealing classified information. The whole thing comes down to Plame's husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, who got into hot water for researching and writing a report that debunked the party line that Iraq was trying to buy weapons grade Uranium from the country of Niger. Fleischer related to David Gregory (NBC) and John Dickerson (Time Magazine) that …

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  2. It's now 41 degrees Farenheit, and trying to rain. What gives?!

    29 January 2007

    This morning, after arriving at the Metro station closest to my office and climbing the escalator (I need exercise, what can I say?) to the platform closest the street, I noticed something that you don't hear very often in downtown DC: Swimming through the air thanks to the odd accoustics of the Metro station above the sound of the traffic was music. Live music, replete with the little vibratos and imperfections that come with playing the same particular instrument for many years for hours on end. Pan pipes, a wooden flute, bass, and a drum machine.

    After going topside again …

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  3. You have to hand it to him, he's fighting tooth and claw..

    26 January 2007

    He might be the fall guy, but Scooter Libby's not going down without a fight as testimony on the stand from witnesses lays out the damage and spin control operations the White House activated when allegations of WMDs in Iraq were proven false. Catherine Martin took the stand yesterday, and started laying out who was holding which puppet strings and who tugged on them when. It's amazing what one can do to make everone forget about being made to look like fools on national television..

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  4. You said WHAT?!

    23 January 2007

    This Saturday past, the Pentagon took a major leap sideways when it had to distance itself from one of its senior officials, one Charles "Cully" Stimson. Stimson went on the record during a radio interview as saying that US companies should boycott legal firms that employ lawyers who represent Guantanamo Bay detainees that are US citizens. He then went on to recite a list of a dozen legal firms that should be boycotted. When last I checked, if you were a US citizen you had the right to legal representation under the Sixth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Lieutenant …

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  5. One of the more confusing bills I've read lately.

    18 January 2007

    At this time, there is a bill before Congress that will change how grassroots lobbyists are treated, namely, requiring them to register on a quarterly basis as lobbyists inside the beltway. This press release has been picked up all over the Net - just about every cause you can think of that would ask people to write in to push for things to go one way or another has noticed this bill. So many have that I had a hell of a time finding the actual text of the bill in question at the Library of Congress. Well, here's the gotcha …

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