The Libby Perjury Case Goes To the Jury

The jury must reach a unanimous verdict on five charges.  If Libby is convicted, he could face up to thirty years in prison, although it’s unlikely the sentence would be that long.  The burning question?  If the jury finds him guilty, will Libby go down alone?  Or will he manage to take Karl Rove and Dick Cheney with him?

The other burning question?  Given the media’s obsession with Anna Nicole, Britney’s haircut, and diaper-wearing astronauts, does anyone in this country still care that the Bush administration outed a CIA agent for political revenge?

7 Responses to “The Libby Perjury Case Goes To the Jury”

  1. Bill says:

    I care.

  2. Susan says:

    um, Valerie Plame was not covert and therefore it was not against the law to reveal her identity. Hence the reason Libby was not charged with that offense.

  3. Kathy says:

    If she wasn’t covert, why did Scooter Libby lie about leaking her name?

  4. KathyF says:

    What do you think is going to happen? I suspect a hung jury. I can’t imagine one person on that jury isn’t a Republican who’d find it impossible to believe ill of anyone in the administration.

  5. Kathy says:

    KathyF, I suspect you’re right about a hung jury. It’s a complicated case, and it would be hard to get unanimity on all five charges.

  6. Kathy says:

    But Jeff, Larry Johnson is just someone who actually worked at the CIA with Valerie Plame. What does he know? He’s not a right-wing pundit.

    /sarcasm

    Thanks for the link!

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