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New Notice the very odd timing
What strikes me about this is the very odd timing. Libby has not yet finished his appeals of the case, but he has run out his options for staying out of prison.

It seems to me that the only reason Bush (or Rove or Cheney, hard to say which one in this case) would have for this action now is that they where afraid that Libby might talk if he landed behind bars.

New The timing was understandable to me.
Libby's peanut gallery would have been furious if he had been locked up for a day, so Bush had to act quickly. If Libby were going to squeal, he would have done so at sentencing at the latest. He won't say a word based on conditions as they are now. Of course, if he's found liable for $20M in a civil suit, well that might change his thinking, but I really doubt it.

Remember Bush still has the option of pardoning him after Libby's appeals run out, too... :-/

New He can always get "anonymous" donations of money later.
     Shrub commutes Scooter sentence - (Ashton) - (25)
         Isn't it comme-il-faut - SOP - for this forum to include... - (CRConrad) - (2)
             Here you go. - (Yendor)
             Oui, mein Herr - en passant on PBS. I also noted that, - (Ashton)
         nice hair splitting exercise - (boxley)
         The act of a compassionate conservative who has the power. - (a6l6e6x) - (8)
             'An administration corrupt to the core' - (Ashton)
             Execution is a bit much. - (Another Scott) - (6)
                 Well, you're right, of course. - (a6l6e6x) - (2)
                     "Taking one for the team" - (Andrew Grygus) - (1)
                         Imagine the punishment, though - - (Ashton)
                 Plame/Wilson lawsuit dismissed. - (Another Scott) - (2)
                     That's a diappointment. - (a6l6e6x) - (1)
                         Their lawyers "anticipate filing an appeal" - (Another Scott)
         Notice the very odd timing - (JayMehaffey) - (2)
             The timing was understandable to me. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                 He can always get "anonymous" donations of money later. -NT - (CRConrad)
         This just in (NPR) - (Ashton) - (5)
             I didn't understand the reasoning... - (Another Scott) - (3)
                 On that News Hour segment, which I watched,... - (a6l6e6x) - (2)
                     If you've got a nickname from W, you're golden. :-/ -NT - (Another Scott)
                     .mp3 link to the segment on the NewsHour. - (Another Scott)
             Best thing that could happen for Bush . . . - (Andrew Grygus)
         Bush may have opened can of worms with rational - (JayMehaffey)
         Mark Morford captures July 4, ought-Seven to a - (Ashton) - (1)
             Thanks. -NT - (Another Scott)

I say, I say now Reason! Won't you put your blue jeans on?
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