Friday, October 28, 2005

One down, quite a few to go

Scooter Libby has just resigned following his five-count indictment for obstruction of justice, perjury and other niceties.

I just want to remind all of those Republicans who are about to dismiss these charges as "minor" of what happened to President Clinton.

He lied under oath about sex, something that didn't affect anyone in America directly except for the President, his family, and one White House intern, and he was IMPEACHED for it. By right-wing shmendricks.

Scooter Libby lied under oath about something having to do with the leak of a CIA agent's name, something that jeopardized not only the career, but the LIFE, of Valerie Plame. Not only that, but it jeopardized whatever intelligence-gathering that Valerie Plame was doing when she was outed. And that could cause more problems down the line that we can't even see right now.

So I don't want to hear any of you right-wing talk show hosts or other pundits talking about how "minor" these charges are, unless you're also prepared to admit that President Clinton did absolutely nothing wrong, and in fact was a real saint, in comparison.

These are big charges. If he's convicted, Scooter Libby will be going to jail for up to 30 years. And we don't even know yet whether Karl Rove is going to be indicted. We've just started to fall down this rabbit hole, and we don't know what's at the bottom...