Tuesday, October 25, 2005

No favor to My Areolas

With the hideous hell-beast of Judith Miller out of the question, the New York Times may be awaking from its slumber on the Plame matter and making up for lost time.

I approve, my headlights? Not so much:

I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003, lawyers involved in the case said Monday.


Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Cheney runs on direct current, he just will wind down.

Notes of the previously undisclosed conversation between Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney on June 12, 2003, appear to differ from Mr. Libby's testimony to a federal grand jury that he initially learned about the C.I.A. officer, Valerie Wilson, from journalists, the lawyers said.

Scooter to Dick:

I'm taking you down with me!

The notes, taken by Mr. Libby during the conversation, for the first time place Mr. Cheney in the middle of an effort by the White House to learn about Ms. Wilson's husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, who was questioning the administration's handling of intelligence about Iraq's nuclear program to justify the war.

As Atrios pointed out, this makes Dick a liar to the American people (perhaps we should add "as we already know"), Jane says it likely makes him a perjurer.

The Times goes out of its way to say that while they have tied Dick & Scooter together, Cheney may not have done anything like "catapulting the truthaganda" (this time), but he is now clearly connected. That is not good for battery boy.

For Cheney to have committed perjury, that would probably be too much for a simple midwestern blogboy to ask. If it meets the Kay Bailey Hutchinson blowjob test this could be really something. Just what have you been doing with Scooter Dick?

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