Indicted Libby Resigns as Cheney's Chief of Staff

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-102805leak_lat,0,2110081.story
     
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    i want to hear mr fitzgerald speak, but right now all chicago stations are covering the white sox victory parade. i'm concerned they won't cut away. oy ve!
     
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    Not to worry, this episode is just beginning. News conference coming up.
     
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    Nope. My thread was posted one full minute before yours. ;)
     
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    as morning wanes, clever me takes over and i turned on NPR. i kinda doubt the chicago stations will stop covering the parade, though wttw (public tv) might.

    and i don't have the cable!

    edit: yep, nothing but sox coverage. what horrible timing for that parade.
     
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    Hmm, Fitzgerald seems quite nervous during his press conference. Maybe he just doesn't do a lot of public speaking?
     
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    I doubt it. He's a career prosecutor. He probably recognizes the gravity of what he is saying, accusing a top White House official of lying.
     
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    one down, 6-100 to go!

    1) Rove
    2) Cheney
    3) Bush
    4) Rice
    5) Wolfowitz
    6) Douglas Feith
    ....

    Add in the heads of the EPA, FTC, FCC, SEC, Bill Frist, Tom Delay, and a few other choice folks.

    Now, that would be a nice Christmas present!:D
     
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    I doubt you will see much more out of this. Libby is taking the hit to keep Rove and others out of it.
     
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    the keepers so far:

    "that talking point won't fly."

    "anyone who believes that is upside-down."
     
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    Not sure that Libby's had much say in the matter.
     
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    On the contrary, Libby's done nothing but talk...
     
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    Geez, it's like the pundit parade on CNN. I just saw Dick Morris and Gary Bauer.

    *shrug* I thought it would go a little higher. Also, i think it'll be tough to prosecute.
     
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    We wish you a Merry Fitzmas.
    We wish you a Merry Fitzmas.
    We wish you a Merry Fitzmas.
    And a Happy New Month!!!
     
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    Doesn't matter. The damage is done. With everything else going on in this administration, people are starting to care. Just took a little while.

    Oh, and schadenfraude.
     
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    i don't think it's over. i suspect fitzgerald issued these, and talked about prosecution, in order to get libby to talk some more.

    his prosecution in the illinois truck bribe scandal was a series of small indictment steps over time, eventually leading to indictments for ex-gov george ryan.
     
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    I predict a plea bargain. Libby will take five years in a country club federal pen so as to avoid having to defend himself and by reference the administration, in court.
     
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    I predict that Libby was promised if he'll keep his trap shut and go to jail, he'll be pardoned by Bush on the way out.
     
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    I was very impressed with Mr. Fitzgerald.

    I found myself wishing he was running for office.

    He's a clever man and Libby's playing into the plan perfectly.

    My guts tell me that he's going for a bigger fish
    holding 30 years over Libby's head for motivational
    purposes.

    The president's comment about Libby's service to his country indicated to me that he's expected to be the fall guy, but that may not be enough to keep Cheney
    and Rove out of trouble.

    We now know that these men would stop at nothing to sell the American people an avoidable war in Iraq.
    Cheney is the direct link to trillions in military spending and other corporate contracts.

    Every single thing they have done was designed to fleece the American taxpayer for the benefit of their
    cronys.



    I honestly think this will lead to impeachment of the entire office.
     
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    I agree. What I got yesterday from the press conference was a glimpse into the rotten core of a deeply corrupt political organisation which was fully prepared to engage in cynical manipulation to suit an agenda driven by greed and personal profiteering resulting in an illegal war.

    I'm not sure how much worse it could be.
     
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    Thats the way i see it and my guess is this guy is taking the Fall not for Rove but for someone else like the V.P. Funny how this lil gang of Republicans took us to war over lies and yet want to keep fighting a war they spun up. No American life is worth getting killed for these guys running and ruining our Country. Bush/Cheney and the rest are chickenhawks, nothing more. Its clear we were taking to war over spin,made up accusations. That makes them all a bunch of liars.
     
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    Making direct accusations against high officials in a city like Washington, which is awash in corruption, has become commonplace. The public demeanor that he displayed may be his "normal" style.
     
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    Just remember, before you go getting all "the Republicans did this" that many of your Deomcrat representatives signed teh resolution.

    Yes, based on bad info, but they signed it none the less.

    Let's be objective.
     

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