Jan 23, 2007

Kibbles 'N Bits...

and other bones to pick.

Libby Liveblog: Other Issues

"The Jury has been excused.

Fitz is complaining about two things. First, Wells' statement at the end that the only way he could lose is if people let their emotions about the war cloud their judgment. Walton is unconcerned about this.

Fitz is also complaining that the jury has twice heard the defense is restricted to certain things but it has not also been told that the government is under the same kind of handcuffs.

Fitz says that he can't also say whatever he wants to say about Plame.

Walton says, I understand, but the executive branch is the executive branch. I don't know whether it's appropriate to tell the jury that they should take that exec branch is restricted.

Fitz says, by arguing to the jury that he's restricted. All attorneys are obliged not to disclose what's classified.

Walton is concerned about the way it came out.

It's inappropriate to give the jury the impression that his hands are tied. I truly believe that the jury will have a full appreciation of the magnitude of his work. And that was the reason he had a faulty memory. I do think it's unfair that his hands are tied. But I don't think it's right to tell the jury bc the government's made its own decision. If the government wants to self-inflict itself with that, I don't think it's appropriate to tell the jury.

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46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christy and Marcy are doing a fantastic job! Girl Power! :D

8:41 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

They sure are!!!

Here are a few more links to today's coverage:

John Dickerson - Slate

Kevin Drum - Wash Monthly blog

Byron York - NRO


I won't embarrass the folks over at Just One Minute by providing a link there today. They're bashing David Shuster now.

Hooray for justice! Great job, Team Fitz!

Nan

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job with the opening statement Fitz!! :)

Truth was the focus and that is what the people of this country want...

As Joe Friday in Dragnet said: "Just the truth ma'am"

Patrick Fitzgerald: "This is the city. Washington, DC. I work here... I carry a badge."

:D

8:50 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Turd Blossom's master is about to speak...

9:10 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

How fake, they are still cheering Gerbil. Bob Shieffer told Couric some of those people wanted to be seen on TV and she said, "Oh Bob, you are so cynical."

I think they planted people so they could cheer this ass.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need some real Americans there with arms crossed and the look.

9:16 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

I'm getting sick at my stomach just hearing Bush's voice.
Fitz, get some sleep and I wish you the best for tomorrow. Peace and love to all. Good night.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the address (He's *about* to begin)in disbelief....

I think at any moment the whole lot of them will break out in
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow."

Can anyone explain this to me?

9:19 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Save Social Security?! He wanted to kill it last time!

9:23 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Crock of CRAP!

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the people in that chamber not identify a load of stinking-to-high-heaven crap when they see it right in front of their face?

This is just too wacky.....

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teak said...

I think they planted people so they could cheer this ass.



I'm sure they did, but no one that I have heard has had the balls to Boo him! Or to shout SOMETHING out.

9:33 PM  
Blogger jan said...

See, what he's saying is "hehe, see ya'll I;m hip to what ya'll been say'en just, don't kick me out... and, please, someone please let me set up my libary at you sool- I means scool.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Standing Ovation.

A standing ovation no less.

Can we get some sane people in Washington please?

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I just see Nancy Pelosi join in the most recent standing ovation?

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD GOD!!!

She popped right up again!!!!!

9:38 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I know Stephanie. They all stood... :/

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm listening to the State of Confusion but cannot stand to watch the Gerbil..

tarrarrism...tarrarrism..

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too little, too late, too many lies to cover up the too many crimes.

Bush is a compulsive liar, a sociopath with our troops and innocent Afghanistan and Iraqi people's blood dripping from his hands.

I hope people leak more about 9/11 and the drug smuggling, arms sales and money laundering. The insurance fraud and the cases that went poof in the building #7.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For America this is a nightmare
scenario."

Never thought I'd see the day when I'd be quoting George W. Bush.

9:51 PM  
Blogger jan said...

There, did you see that? They ALL stood again...

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan & Stephanie:

Maybe they're sending an electrical shock to their seats and making them jump up! ZAP! ZAP!

Those evildoers will do anything to look good!

LOL

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's inappropriate to give the jury the impression that his hands are tied. I truly believe that the jury will have a full appreciation of the magnitude of his work. And that was the reason he had a faulty memory. I do think it's unfair that his hands are tied."

Blah, blah, blah...I still can't get passed the fact that Wells said that Libby was known for having a bad memory in the office. Yet, Libby won awards. For his government service Libby was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award and the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. He also received the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service.

Wow, for a person who faulty memory? WOW!

10:01 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Yea, SPB.

If Libby was known for having a bad memory I bet he wouldn't have been hired by Marc Rich to save his a**.

10:05 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I bet, if there's one thing Libby knows how to do it's to 'save a**'.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gerbi's speech is nauseating. I can't believe that my gf is watching the Gerbil and he pulled the race card! He recognized two African-Americans: an NBA player, originally from the Congo, is now a U.S. citizen and the African-American gentleman that save a gentlemen from getting hit by a train in NY. The Gerbil said that we show some love. I think that there is something in the water. First, Scooter X brings out the ethnic tie last week to score points with African-Americans. And now the Gerbil is playing the race card...

Pass the weenies...

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Libby was known for having a bad memory I bet he wouldn't have been hired by Marc Rich to save his a**."

Jan,

And brother libby got 2 million of attorney fess from that deal. Not bad for an attorney who is suffering from memory loss.

10:08 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Not bad at all, SPB ;P

10:12 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Donut anyone? ;D

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, Jim Webb's speech is awesome and he is dead on.

10:24 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Jim Wedd for President!

Did you hear what he said?; "If not, we'll so him the way".

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Webb just kicked Gerbil's ass. Hehe!

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I saw Webb's speech and here is his last words:

These Presidents took the right kind of action, for the benefit of the American people and for the health of our relations around the world. Tonight we are calling on this President to take similar action, in both areas. If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way.

The Gerbil will be yearning the bottle on this one. Webb basically told him if you work with the Dems,we will work together with you. If you don't, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!

LOL!

10:52 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Nice description of what's going on!

I second your comment on Girl Power coverage S-Q;-)


Jim Webb speech was right on, no refute for the commander-in-chief could be made point by point thats for sure! When I went to his open house at the Senate it was overflowing with people. I wasn't the only one there from out of state either. Yes SPB I have some inklings as to what Webb has in mind to show Dubya the way too haha

Have a great evening all, T signing out

10:57 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Christy's overview of the day's courtroom festivities is up over at firedoglake, and Tom Maguire now has a new post "Quick Hits On Fitzgerald And Wells" on Just One Minute. To his credit, Maguire includes the memo from Gonzales to White House staff referenced by Wells today:

Pursuant to a request from the Department of Justice, I am
instructing you to preserve and maintain the following:

“[F]or the time period February 1, 2002 to the present, all documents, including without limitation all electronic records, telephone records of any kind (including but not limited to any records that memorialize telephone calls having been made), correspondence, computer records, storage devices, notes, memoranda, and diary and calendar entries, that relate in any way to:

1. Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, his trip to Niger in February 2002, and/or his wife’s purported relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency;

2. Contacts with any member or representative of the news media about Joseph C. Wilson, his trip to Niger in February 2002, and/or his wife’s purported relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency; and

3. Contacts with reporters Knut Royce, Timothy M. Phelps, or Robert D. Novak, or any individual(s) acting directly or indirectly, on behalf of these reporters.”

Nan

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Webb nailed it with his speech! Now, why don't we have more people like him in office? How refreshing to hear someone that speaks the truth and makes sense at the same time. :)

Yep, I bet Webb would show Gerbil the way...right out of town! Is there a moving truck nearby? LOLMAO

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow....We have no probleems anymore. Dubya has promised us everything that he couldn't do before, and admitted all the things that didn't exist, like Global Warming, and has solutions for them too. He even talked about cars that run on wood chips, like that would be a new invention. He mentioned enterprise, but not free enterprise. If we had that we would have cars that could run on anything combustable, and effeciency that would reduce pollution as well as oil dependency.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, but Dubya doesn't really even have those. It is obvious from past experience that we're hearing a pack of lies.

The only sensible person that I saw in the audience was Obama, who set there scribbling notes. Why in the hell would Pelosi stand up and applaud while the Gerbil is crowing about no failure in Iraq?

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW...Did anyone else look at the expression on Shug's face? I still have cold chills, kinda like when I saw that movie...The Alien..}-;

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new thread - it is a good one

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure McCain is getting as sick of me as I am of him...I call and/or email him almost everyday!

I'll quit when he comes through on his statement that he would commit suicide if the Dems won the Nov. 7th election! LOLMAO

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S-Q said...
I'm sure McCain is getting as sick of me as I am of him...I call and/or email him almost everyday!

I'll quit when he comes through on his statement that he would commit suicide if the Dems won the Nov. 7th election! LOLMAO
*********************

He probably meant political suicide; he's running for office.
Sayanara 2timer

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked that Webb worked into his speech about how much CEOs make now compared to what they did years ago and how a worker has to work a year for what a CEO gets in 1 day.

The middle class, the backbone of America, has lost its place at the table.

^^^
Did you see Cheney scowl, then do then that half smile/smirk when they were talking about alternative energy? He looks like he is up to something, the old coot. Lynne wears white to make her look innocent, ha.

11:20 PM  
Blogger jan said...

You rock, S-Q!

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S-Q said...
Jan & Stephanie:

Maybe they're sending an electrical shock to their seats and making them jump up! ZAP! ZAP!

Those evildoers will do anything to look good!



THANK you for the explanation .....

It was driving me crazy trying to figure that out!

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geezer:

Yep, you're right! McCain doesn't stand a chance...he may as well quit now while he is ahead! LOL


Jan & Steph:

Thanks gurrlllsss! hehe

12:25 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Bush is sweating bullits now and it shows. Not even his gal pal Connie can help him. Now what's with the basketball player honor. This guy has built a hospital so many years ago when he played. That story is old now. First Libby turns to Brother Libby now Bush uses the race card what's next. Even his Republican party knows it all over. Webb was great and said what all are saying
If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way.
That State of the Union speech was a waste of time.

12:37 AM  

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