Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Taking one for the team

scooter libby
Originally uploaded by mibaji.
Well, the decision has been rendered. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton handed down his decision today, sending Scooter Libby to jail for 30 months.

From Amy Goldstein and Carol D. Leonnig in the Washington Post:
"Evidence in this case overwhelmingly indicated Mr. Libby's culpability," U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said moments before he handed out the sentence. The judge said he was sentencing Libby "with a sense of sadness. I have the highest respect for people who take positions in our government and appreciate tremendously efforts they bring to bear to protect this country."

At the same time, Walton said, "I also think it is important we expect and demand a lot from people who put themselves in those positions. Mr. Libby failed to meet the bar. For whatever reason, he got off course.
Why'd he get off course? Covering, I suspect... and we see what happened to those he was protecting: in the back, baby, in the back.

But what do I know? ;-)

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