Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Crime Does Pay

Via The Daily Kos.

Has anyone noticed that the coverup worked?

In his impressive presentation of the indictment of Lewis "Scooter" Libby last week, Patrick Fitzgerald expressed the wish that witnesses had testified when subpoenas were issued in August 2004, and "we would have been here in October 2004 instead of October 2005."

Note the significance of the two dates: October 2004, before President Bush was reelected, and October 2005, after the president was reelected. Those dates make clear why Libby threw sand in the eyes of prosecutors, in the special counsel's apt metaphor, and helped drag out the investigation.

So Scooter Libby obstructed the Fitzgerald investigation long enough to make sure Bush got re-elected without the distraction of White House staff being indicted. Mission accomplished!


Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

Criminal activity is probably a lot more tempting with the safety net of a Presidential pardon.

11:30 PM  

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