Sunday, July 17, 2005

Lewis Libby, the fall guy for Karl Rove?

Lewis Libby
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Internet has been flaming this guy for weeks, if not years, saying he's likely the person who leaked Valerie Plame's name - and helped usher Judith Wilson, indirectly, into a jail cell.

He's Chief of Staff to Dick Cheney and might have been selected as the person to fall on the sword in this whole affair, since Karl Rove got caught with his pudgy fingers in the political cookie jar.

Trouble is, Libby is a pretty bright fellow (despite his choice of employer). If you read his bio, you see he is in line for a lot of pretty high-powered government positions, should, say, Condi Rice decide to marry a Korean diplomat and move to Seoul.

He might have been the leaker, but he's not the best candidate for being a goat to protect Dubya's brain (i.e. Karl Rove).

These kind of stories frequently break on Sunday, part of the Sunday news talk show gabfests, but this one might be another triumph of the bloggers.

Associated Press posted its story on Libby just this morning, but the internet chatter has been going on in the background for a long time. was speculating about Libby in 2003!

And this website had the story weeks ago.:
  • Just One Minute

  • Maybe, of course, it's just a diversion to keep us from thinking about the 24 people who got blown up and killed in Iraq - today. And the 20 yesterday, and the 20 tomororw, and the next day, and the next day, until we pull out.

    Can we just start the impeachment proceedings, now. Please?

    Oh, and get rid of Karl Rove and Lewis Libby, too.

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