Tag Archives: scooter libby

  those weren't the days

New Bush-Cheney Postmortem Shows The Lighter Side Of Gross Incompetence And Corruption

Things are pretty bad now. Many liberals are angry, depressed, or both. We wasted our breath for years, saying “Hey rich folks, we know you don’t love paying taxes, but these people you’re manipulating with ridiculous lies in order to win elections — maybe stop? Because they’re idiots, and they could be dangerous?” Nobody listened. Which reminds us of another time nobody listened to liberals: Always, but especially when George W. Bush was president. Today’s tumble down the memory hole is courtesy of the New York Times as they excerpt/adapt digestible chunks of Peter Baker’s new book “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.” How many amusing pull quotes are there? All of them, Katie Read more on New Bush-Cheney Postmortem Shows The Lighter Side Of Gross Incompetence And Corruption…
  leaks and the leaking leakers who leak them

Alberto Gonzales Offers Totally Hypothetical Example Of How To Investigate, Say, A Leaked CIA Agent’s Name

Well, this is … this is … we don’t even … FUCK! So, there is a bit of kerfuffle and a hullabaloo about the Department of Justice getting a very narrow slice of two months’ worth of phone records from AP while investigating a leak. For context, Fox News has asked for Alberto Gonzales’s thoughts on the matter, as he is something of an expert, having been promoted to Attorney General after he was White House Counsel when Karl Rove’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, leaked the name of an undercover CIA agent to Robert Novak, god rest his soul in hell. Gonzales’s thoughts on this are … FUCK! Read more on Alberto Gonzales Offers Totally Hypothetical Example Of How To Investigate, Say, A Leaked CIA Agent’s Name…
  let's party!

Long National Nightmare Over: Jailbird Scooter Libby’s Voting Rights Restored!

It was a dark day in America when Cheney henchman Scooter Libby got convicted and imprisoned by Barack Nobama’s tyrannical army (and its Time Machine). A dark day indeed when you criminalize “politics,” wherein “politics” is defined as “blowing the cover of a CIA person just to make some un-understandable point about … well, we never could figure out what the point of outing Valerie Plame was supposed to be. That her husband was a pussy or something? It really didn’t make much sense.” Luckily, a new day has arrived, and Ol’ Scooty there has now had all his rights restored to him, including voting! Because Republicans are very much into allowing felons who have served their debt to society to vote and stuff, as long as those felons are Scooter Libby. Read more on Long National Nightmare Over: Jailbird Scooter Libby’s Voting Rights Restored!…
  punk'd

Romney Advisor Guy Slamming Obama For ‘Leaks’ Was Same Dude Who Leaked On Valerie Plame

Mitt Romney really wants to be seen as a credible candidate on foreign policy, but finds himself in sort of the same bind that Barack Obama did in 2008: He hasn’t actually done much in terms of foreign policy, so he’s hired a bunch of people to help advise him. How about some ambassadors? Ambassadors are probably good, we think, although we haven’t read that much Henry James. So of course it makes sense that, to support his tough-guy speech on the eve of his whirlwind visit to his money in overseas accounts, Mittens would release a ponderous statement of support from one of his ambassadors on retainer. The advisor, former Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman, penned a nice boilerplate paragraph about how Romney’s Reno speech was all “Reaganesque” and stuff, blah blah no apologies for America and so on, and then the thing closes by echoing Romney’s VERY SERIOUS concerns that the Obama administration may have leaked information about the Bin Laden raid and drone attacks, back when everybody on the Right was whining and moaning that Obama wouldn’t release any intel about the Bin Laden raid and drone attacks: Read more on Romney Advisor Guy Slamming Obama For ‘Leaks’ Was Same Dude Who Leaked On Valerie Plame…
  angry gods

Wrathful Dick Cheney Still Furious That Libby Wasn’t Pardoned

For many years, our former vice president used his Wiccan mind-control powers on George W. Bush to make him enter wars and such. But at some point in the latter part of his presidency, Bush decided that he was “his own man,” which meant banishing Cheney to his Naval Observatory abbatoir, where the lonely hunchback danced around in suits of human skin and sang mournful ballads to Scooter Libby. Read more on Wrathful Dick Cheney Still Furious That Libby Wasn’t Pardoned…
  getting off

Who Will George Bush Pardon Today?

The clock is ticking! George Bush has just a few short hours to issue blanket retroactive/pre-emptive pardons for all of the criminal leather queens and torture fetishists in his administration. But what about the other crooks who would also like a pardon? Read more on Who Will George Bush Pardon Today?…
  whores

Scott McClellan Tells Congress His Many Terrible Secrets!

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan testified in Congress today about his terrible book, What Happened When I Did Yo Mama, and told them that President Bush may have vaguely possibly ordered former chief of staff Andy Card to order McClellan to deny I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby XVII’s involvement in leaking Valerie Plame’s name, to the press. At least there is “suspicion” Bush and Cheney were involved, somehow, McClellan thinks. Scott McClellan is very Important for this. [AP] Read more on Scott McClellan Tells Congress His Many Terrible Secrets!…
 

Scooter Libby Disbarred From Life

Ex-chief of staff to Dick Cheney, known perjurer and wuss jail-dodger I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has been disbarred, according to a D.C. Court of Appeals ruling. The cut-and-running court explained: “When a member of the Bar is convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude, disbarment is mandatory.” Yes, dumb old Scooter was a textbook case of “moral turpitude,” that old scourge of an offense. Remember when he lied all those times? They were the most morally turpitudinous lies since the great Turpitude Outbreak of 1913. [WTOP] Read more on Scooter Libby Disbarred From Life…
 

Plamegate Closed!

Former White House aide Lewis “Scooter” Libby has dropped his his appeal in the CIA leak case, his attorney said Monday. “We remain firmly convinced of Mr. Libby’s innocence,” attorney Theodore Wells said. “However, the realities were, that after five years of government service by Mr. Libby and several years of defending against this case, the burden on Mr. Libby and his young family of continuing to pursue his complete vindication are too great to ask them to bear.” Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has said the leak investigation is now closed. Libby Drops Appeal Of Spy Leak Conviction [AP] Read more on Plamegate Closed!…
 

WaPo Really Phoning It In Before Thanksgiving

The Washington Post did two interesting things today: Columnist Ruth Marcus ripped Paul Krugman a new one, and a turkey was interviewed. We will focus on the latter. The turkey being interviewed is May, one of the two — along with Flower — that President Bush pardoned yesterday. In this video, May gobbles a lot for like a minute. Then Post political reporter extraordinaire Dana Milbank drops the punchline that even we thought was too obvious to use yesterday: “Eat your heart out, Scooter. You got commuted, I got the full pardon.” Read more on WaPo Really Phoning It In Before Thanksgiving…
 

Scott McClellan Trashes Bush Admin in Memoir

Scott McClellan was the White House press secretary during a tough stretch. Let’s call it the “Golden Age of Lying,” as opposed to the “I Have Feeling Bush Is Lying” (2001-2003) and “Eh, Bush Is Lying Again, Big Whoop” (2005-present) eras that bookended his tenure. McClellan always seemed like a decent guy beneath that shiny veneer of geopolitical sin, and now he’s coming out to exonerate himself. His new memoir, WHAT HAPPENED: Inside the Bush White House and What’s Wrong With Washington, comes out soon, and within it he comments on his role — the administration’s bitch — in Plamegate. He names liar peoples’ names, too — five of them! You can probably guess at least three without thinking. Read more on Scott McClellan Trashes Bush Admin in Memoir…
 

A brave patriot calls on President Bush to commute the 5-game suspension of fellow Texan Roger Clemens. [IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS… caught]
 

I Know Who Killed Health Care

This week, you guys saw Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Chelsea Clinton, Tim Kaine, Rick Santorum, Barack Obama, Chris Dodd, Dave Chappelle, and Scooter Libby wandering around DC (and elsewhere). Voyeuristic fun, as always, is after the jump. Read more on I Know Who Killed Health Care…
 

They Walk Among Us

This week, you numbskulls spotted Patrick McHenry, Scooter Libby, Tim Russert, Doc Rivers, Matthew Lesko, Tom Feeney, Dave Chappelle, John Bolton, and Condi Rice skulking around DC (and elsewhere). Your amazing stories, after the jump. Read more on They Walk Among Us…
 

Free as a Bird

This week, Joe and Hadassah Lieberman, Henry Rollins, Ian Svenonius, Paul Begala, Harriet Miers, Ralph Nader, Conrad Burns and Scooter Libby were all spotted being various degrees of famous at various places by our spies and operatives. Voyeuristic fun, as always, is after the jump. Read more on Free as a Bird…
 

Scooter Libby Has Paid His Debt To Society

Here it is, Scooter Libby’s receipt from the courthouse — evidence that his lawyers cut a quarter-million-dollar check (plus $400 for some fee) from his legal defense fund and had a courier drop it off. THE SYSTEM WORKS, PEOPLE. Read more on Scooter Libby Has Paid His Debt To Society…
 

The Drumbeat of Freedom

* Bill is campaigning for Hillary because she can’t get elected just by scaring the shit out of everybody. [Wizbang Politics] * Romney commutes sentences all willy-nilly like. [Election Central] * There are still a few places outside of the Balkans that won’t be burning Bush in effigy tomorrow. [Passport] * Iraq’s cute little government is about to settle that pesky oil issue once and for all. Victory is at hand. [Redstate] Read more on The Drumbeat of Freedom…
 

Free Scooter (Symbolically)

Don’t worry, everyone. Scooter Libby may have have had his sentence commuted, but there’s still a good chance for justice to be served. Because the President can still pardon him, any time he wants and for any reason! Read more on Free Scooter (Symbolically)…
 

Make Your Voice Ignored

Want to make your impotent outrage at the Scooter commuting known at the middlingest levels of power? Good news: a blog has posted the White House internal telephone directory, so you can call and bitch out some poor 20-something White House staffer! Read more on Make Your Voice Ignored…
 

Happy Almost Fourth of July, Losers!

Number of pardons Bush has granted: 113, less than any president in a century. Number of pardons Bush has denied: More than 1,000. Number of commutation requests Bush has denied: More than 4,000. Commuting Cheney’s henchman’s prison sentence right after the bail appeal is denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals: Fuck you, America! Read more on Happy Almost Fourth of July, Losers!…
 

And Justice For All

The usual crybaby anti-Americans are complaining about Scooter Libby’s well-deserved escape from an impending prison sentence. As fine people such as Christopher Hitchens and Henry Kissinger have noted, L. Irve “Scooter” Libby didn’t do anything but launch a coordinated White House media attack on an American CIA agent as revenge on her diplomat husband who was sent by the CIA to Africa in 2002 to confirm that Iraq had bought weapons-grade uranium from Nigeria so that the White House could start its Iraq War. But he didn’t find any such thing. Read more on And Justice For All…
 

Justice Served Yet Again: Scooter Sentence Commuted!

Bush finally manned up and did the right thing — kinda sorta didn’t-really-pardon Scooter Libby. “I respect the jury’s verdict,” Bush said in a statement. “But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby’s sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison.” Read more on Justice Served Yet Again: Scooter Sentence Commuted!…