US News and World Report has a short blurb about the impending sentencing for convicted criminal and uncharged traitor Scooter Libby. But it’s not really news as much as it is an unsourced gossip piece:
When Lewis “Scooter” Libby is sentenced next month for his involvement in the Valerie Plame-CIA spy scandal, friends and legal allies fear that he will immediately be shipped to jail.
“I think that he will get some jail time and probably be sent away that day,” said a member of the Libby Legal Defense Fund.
Libby’s “friends and legal allies” are afraid he’ll be sent to jail… but what else should we do with convicted criminals in this country? Are Libby’s “friends” arguing that we should allow criminals to break the law without suffering any penalty? And who are his “legal allies?” Who else has skin in this game, other than dear Scooter? (Hint: there is more than one correct answer to that question. But one of the correct answers got drunk last year and shot his friend in the face. And his name rhymes with “Prick Rainy”).
Does former prosecutor, potential Presidential Candidate, and Libby Defense Fund board member and fundraiser Fred Thompson think that we should release convicted criminals without punishing them? Is that an official campaign stance? Or does Thompson endorse a double standard, so that Republican criminals who are protecting the Vice President are allowed to break the law but average criminals must pay their debt to society? Looks like we’re going to find out.
Libby is guilty of treason for outing an undercover spy. He was convicted of obstruction of justice for lying about where he leaned about that undercover spy. He should count himself lucky that he’s only been convicted of obstruction. If he really wants to avoid that 3-year bid, why doesn’t he roll over on Big Time?