Win One For The Gipper
Guest Post by Man of American Dissent
The writing is on the wall. Faced with a rock solid case presented by Patrick Fitzgerald, it seems almost certain that Scooter Libby is going to "Take One For The Team." It's no different than what happens with organized crime figures. In order to benefit the organization, folks just have to do the time when their number is up. Sure, they mount a defense and claim innocence, but that's all for show. Just think about it for a moment. What innocent person in their right mind waives their right to defend themselves in a criminal trial? The truth of the matter is that for their loyalty and sacrifice of doing time in silence, these guys get rewarded on the back end. Does anyone honestly believe that George W. Bush will not pardon Scooter Libby? It may not happen until December 2008, but it will happen.
By taking the hit now, Scooter is saving all of their asses. Bush, Cheney, Rove...the whole gang. When Scooter gets his orange jumpsuit and goes off to a minimum security Federal Facility, it will not be the last time we hear from him. Have no fear. He will be back. Just like John Poindexter and Elliot Abrams.