Scooter Libby Not So “Lucky”

The NYT is reporting that Karl Rove, Bush’s deputy chief of staff and a senior advisor, won’t be indicted in the Plame case. He will remain under investigation though, lucky him.

Sooter Libby Jr., Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, will be indicted on charges of “making false statements to the grand jury in the C.I.A. leak inquiry”.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 – Lawyers in the C.I.A. leak case said Thursday that they expected I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, to be indicted on Friday, charged with making false statements to the grand jury.

Karl Rove, President Bush’s senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, will not be charged on Friday, but will remain under investigation, people briefed officially about the case said. As a result, they said, the special counsel in the case, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, was likely to extend the term of the federal grand jury beyond its scheduled expiration on Friday.

As rumors coursed through the capital, Mr. Fitzgerald gave no public signal of how he intended to proceed, further intensifying the anxiety that has gripped the White House and left partisans on both sides of the political aisle holding their breath.

Being indicted doesn’t mean guilty. Basically, the prosecutors feel they’ve got enough on Libby to link him to crimes he’s suspected of commiting. They just need more time before they’re confident enough in their evidence to indict Rove.

None of this is even known to be 100% true yet. It sounds very plausible though, along with a few thousand other possibilities. I almost hope it goes down that way. I expect aggression and general outrage from left leaning bloggers if Rove does “get lucky” and comes out still under investigation. Should be a good time.

This post kindly linked at bRight & Early, The Political Teen, Cao’s Blog, MacStansbury, Jo’s Cafe, Adam’s Blog, and NIF. Also linked at Real Teen, who’s hosting his first true open trackback party.

UPDATE 1: ABC news has picked this up now too. h/t Dan @ Riehl World View.

UPDATE 2: NBC News is confirming (along with WaPo now) that Libby will be indicted today while Rove will remain under investigation. h/t Real Teen.

James Joyner of OTB notices that most news sources are reporting on the non-indictment of Rove rather than the indicement of Libby. Sounds like the liberal media trying to ruffle feathers again. Conservative Cat gets serious about Plamegate and looks at how cats would make better military leaders than humans, sort of.

UPDATE 3: I caught Patrick Fitzgerald explaining all the charges in a press conference while I was at lunch. The Political Teen has the video. I think Fitzgerald did a nice job explaining everything and why Libby is being indicted. The Q&A was basically worthless, Fitzy didn’t really answer much. It’s not his fault reporters ask questions they already know the answers to though, or non-answers in this case.

And Bush is supposed to speak about the Libby indictment at 3:50 PM ET. So in like 2 minutes.


Silly Cindy, Fences are for Sheep

WARNING: Liberal hippie douche bags may be offended by the content that follows in this post. No action whatsoever will be taken against those who choose not to heed the warning. So, whatever.

I guess that title doesn’t make any sense. Or maybe it makes more sense than it does at first glance, Cindy is silly and she’s basically a sheep that follows everyone. Nevermind the thousands of sheep she has following her. She’s half sheep, half shepard. There.

Anyway, back to the fences. Cindy Sheehan is gearing up to tie herself to a fence at the White House. When will she be doing this you ask? Once 2000 american soldiers have lost their lives in Iraq. Seems almost like a celebration rather than a protest or whatever the hell tying yourself to a fence could be classified as.

“Hey everybody! Look at me, I’m tied to a fence! Pay attention to me! yay!” See, I can tell the future, that’s what she’ll be screaming once she’s actually tied. This is straight from the sheeps mouth though, seriously:

“I’m going to go to Washington, D.C. and I’m going to give a speech at the White House, and after I do, I’m going to tie myself to the fence and refuse to leave until they agree to bring our troops home,” Sheehan said in a telephone interview last week as the milestone approached.

Good luck crackhead. Like the United States will risk millions of lives here @ home just to save yours. I hope Cindy Sheehan is allowed to expire on the lawn of the White House. I mean no disrespect to her family or anything, just her. Let’s face it, she’s fighting for the rights and freedoms of those trying to kill us. Without troops in Iraq and elsewhere, we here at home would be target numero uno.

Cindy, please, please for the love of god stop your anti-U.S. propoganda slinging and take a good hard look at who we’re fighting in this war on terror. It’s not the “war on WMD”, it’s the “war on terror”. Shut up about there being no WMD’s in Iraq, because that’s a flat out lie. Just because the ingredients aren’t put together yet doesn’t mean they weren’t intending to make the full batch. I mean shit, I can’t even buy two fucking boxes of sudafed because I could make meth with it. And had I bought two+ boxes a year ago I’d end up on some sort of blacklist which would end up getting my house put under surveillance.

It’s so sweet how you don’t whine and complain about my right to buy two boxes of sudafed being taken away, yet you’ll fight endlessly to let the terrorists roam freely in countries un-willing to stand up to them.

I’ll be the first guy to point out problems in my country. Anyone ever take a gander through the archives (although the links aren’t there, the archives still are)? I was convinced we would be living in a 100% police-state environment within 20 years, not so much the case now. Why? Because I realized this country won’t even be here in 20 years unless we make an effort right now to stop those who want to kill us just because we’re not muslim and because we don’t acknowledge Mohammed. Oh, and Mohammed can suck a nut. If ya see him floatin around there in “the aural world” Cindy, tell him I say what up and he can stop by anytime he needs more nut in his mouth…I’m always willing to lend a helping testicle.

OK, so that’s enough tearing people (and deities) to shreds. Other blogs reporting on the subject (althought not nearly as vulgur) include California Conservative and Blogs for Bush. California Conservative had a link to Ace’s post about crotchless panties. Oddly enough, this does relate to the subject at hand. I think Ace has every reason to be worried, I know I don’t wanna have to gouge my eyes out anytime soon. And, they do make crotchless panties for sheep, correct? I swear to god there was a pair on Insomniac (Dave Attell’s old show). I’ll keep that in mind as a Christmas present for lady Sheehan. Coverage continues with The Political Teen, Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiller, Stop the ACLU, Real Teen, In The Bullpen, GOP Bloggers, and DonkeyStomp.

This post was generously linked at The Political Teen and Jo’s Cafe.


Marine Spy in the White House

A marine, recently assigned to the staff of Vice President Dick Cheney, is suspected of spying from within the White House for nearly 3 years. I read this at The Jawa Report lastnight before I went to bed.

Apparently this story has been around for nearly a month. PunditGuy reports that ABC News is investigating a possible White House angle. Below is from ABC News.

Officials tell ABC News the alleged spy worked undetected at the White House for almost three years. Leandro Aragoncillo, 46, was a U.S. Marine most recently assigned to the staff of Vice President Dick Cheney.

“I don’t know of a case where the vetting broke down before and resulted in a spy being in the White House,” said Richard Clarke, a former White House advisor who is now an ABC News consultant.

Federal investigators say Aragoncillo, a naturalized citizen from the Philippines, used his top secret clearance to steal classified intelligence documents from White House computers.

In 2000, Aragoncillo worked on the staff of then-Vice President Al Gore. When interviewed by Philippine television, he remarked how valued Philippine employees were at the White House.

The marines name is Leandro Aragoncillo, age 46 and originally from the Philippines. A whole bunch of goodies could have been stolen in a 3 year period of time, mostly just really sensitive data. PunditGuy also has a bunch of information on this guy, he’s got the most all-inclusive post.

Other coverage in the blogosphere coming from Jay at Stop The ACLU, Riehl World View, and The Political Teen has a video.


Cindy Arrested, Officer gets Crabs

Cindy Sheehan got herself arrested in front of the white house yesterday. It’s pretty obvious that she was trying to get arrested. Nobody would be paying attention to her today/yesterday had she not gotten arrested.

Chris Short has the pictures of her being carried away. Not sure why that one cop has his hand up her little denim skirt thingy. I’d cut my fuckin hand off after that, I wouldn’t want to leave any chance for the crabs to spread to my brain.

I can’t believe that average people actually feel sorry for her still. I just don’t believe it. I’d hope that most americans are better judges of character than that, I could be wrong though. She’s just continuing her media-whore onslaught. She’s probably totally forgotten about her son and her mother that had a stroke. All she does is bitch and suck up valuable air that I had dibs on months ago. How dare she.

While we’re on the media-whore subject, the Anchoress has a post detailing media whores and their creators.

Other people writing about Cindy getting arrested include Blogs for Bush, Let’s Blame Bush and Daily Pundit. The Political Teen has a poll and a video.

Linking the Mudville Gazette open post.

UPDATE: Thanks for the amusing e-mails. And you guys call me sick…