Well, Libby is going up the river. It will be interesting to see if he turns on the Vice-President after the Administration pretty much threw him under a bus. As we’ve learned with the Bushites, loyalty goes only one way.
It’s going to be fun hearing the Right Wing spin this. Boortz was already on the case this morning, saying that Libby was convicted of having a bad memory. I’m sure the meme will quickly become that this is the media’s attempt to lose the War on Terror.
One of the things to watch here is to see if Cheney steps down. With his recent DVT and this, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him step down and for Rice to move one slot up.
Update: Both the Right and Left want to make this about Joe Wilson. Wilson – the self-important turd in this affair – is going to be appearing all over TV tonight and Limbaugh is wondering why Fitzgerald believed Wilson’s BS story, now discredited by the Congress.
But this isn’t about Wilson. Wilson could have been and probably was completely full of crap. Paula Jones was full of crap, too. And that was irrelevant as to whether Clinton lied under oath.
Libby has been convicted of obstructing justice and lying under oath. Whether he was lying and obstructing to get the truth out is irrelevant. We don’t judge crimes by intention; we judge them by action. Libby broke the law. And he’s getting what he deserves.
Update: A reasoned defense of Libby can be read here. Don’t expect such lucidity form the Right. A contrary opinion, dispelling many Right-wing myths, is here.
One thing I would agree with both sides on. Neither side really cares about whether a crime was committed or not. You don’t notice Libs demanding justice on Sandy Berger’s pants, for example. And the same conservatives that demanded Clinton’s be impeached think that this is fine.
This is quickly becoming a purely political fight. And in that instance, facts and justice become side issues.