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Judge Walton gives Scooterkins the incentive for a jailhouse deal

And isn't it obvious that's what the wingers are really concerned to prevent? Omerta must be preserved at all costs...

AP:

A federal judge said Thursday he will not delay a 2 1/2-year prison sentence for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby in the CIA leak case, a ruling that could send the former White House aide to prison within weeks.

(Of course, the reporter reinforces the Republican "no underlying crime" with the "CIA leak case" wording, since Scooterkins was convicted of perjury. But what do we expect from the Beltway stenographers after they can't check Al Gore's book for twenty pages of endnotes?)

Fortunately, the criminal Bush regime isn't all that much like the mob, at least in their penchant for violence, domestically, because otherwise this comment issued by Bush might get misconstrued:

"The president feels terribly for Scooter, his wife and their young children, and all that they're going through," [White House flak Dana Perino said.]

Of course, if Bush were Tony Soprano, we'd be translating that as "It would be a real shame if anything every happened to those kids."

But he's not. Right?

NOTE Here's what Republican appointee Walton had to say about the briefs all Bush's Republican mouthpieces filed on Scooter's behalf:

After 12 prominent law professors filed documents supporting Libby's request, the judge waved it off as "not something I would expect from a first-year in law school."

Ouch!

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Submitted by DeSwiss on

As for the "no underlying crime" issue, tell that to the Alabama school teacher and her farmer husband (among many others) who back in the 90s lost their home and farm through forfeiture after the feds leveled conspiracy charges against them because her nephew used their home telephone to make a drug deal for a pound of marijuana. The nephew got three life terms. (i.e. - Frontline documentary "Snitch").

Second, I'm reminded by a poster at InThePinkTexas that "feeling terribly" is the incorrect word usage by White House spokeswoman Dana Perino. “Terribly” is an adverb, actually a "copulative verb" (which explains its improper use by a Republican). So the president can speak terribly, he can negotiate terribly, he understands the feelings of others terribly, he grasps the bold truths of science terribly, apparently he comprehends documents entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike In US” terribly. So unless he has some neurological disorder that renders his hands tingly or numb, he does not feel terribly - he feels terrible. And he makes everyone else feel terrible too. (hat tip to Fled The Asylum)

And finally, you have to know that Robert Bork is NOT going to take Reggie's scathing criticism of his scribblings lying down. I wouldn't be surprised to see Bork file a lawsuit against Judge Walton as I'm sure he must have fallen down and hurt himself again upon reading the judge's rebuke of his lousy letter....

Oh and I love the name: Scooterkins.... hahahaha

:-)