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...
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."