Feb 10, 2007

I Need A Bromo Seltzer...

At Libby’s Defense Table, a Tough but Daft Lawyer

Thus far in the Libby case, Mr. Wells, with his tall and athletic bearing, has displayed his skill as a communicator through his opening statement and his cross-examinations of government witnesses. He used a wireless microphone so he could stride around the courtroom while striking notes of anger, incredulity and wounded innocence on behalf of Mr. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. It is a style in notable contrast to that of the chief prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who methodically drew his witnesses through their accounts of Mr. Libby’s alleged false statements, prodding them with questions that were unemotional, simple and often short. <more>

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Blogger Night Owl said...

Biloxi--I've got confused cats wandering around in the kitchen wondering why all of a sudden the unlimited supply of expensive Iams cat food is now coming in measured portions. When the weather got cold outside, Kittybowtie gorged himself while I was at work.

Jackie--I'm biased about Obama. I have to plead the 5th on why. He's fed up and I've heard him speak in person twice, so I know it's for real and not just for show. I do not think he will win but it is certainly time to pull the rug out from under a bunch of people. ;-)

Hey, the oven at 500 degrees for lasagna is just to compensate for the bloody cold air outside. I had to leave the water running a tiny bit because my pipes almost froze the other night. *BUT* I saw New York's snow and I am not complaining anymore. I've never had to shovel snow off the roof to prevent it from collapsing like those poor souls.

Putin is full of hot air today. He's just mad that NATO might have some better military toys than him. Their Eastern Bloc fell apart over a decade ago and he's still whining about it. Anytime NATO does something of interest, it's like emasculating the Russians and giving them a wedgy at the same time.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Does the jury appear uppity or do they appear to be everyday, middle class working people?

I think your case speaks for itself, no flash, no gimmicks, no fake spins, no PR campaign, no glitzy lip hair wax *lol*. You didn't drone on, "go after" any witness to demean them like people thought you might--a big plus.

Sometimes standing back and not reacting is the hardest thing to do, but it is very effective. ;) And human nature for people like Clarice to react and make things worse, for example. LOL.

I don't trust you 100% yet but I'm very impressed, Mr. Fitzgerald. Your performance in the case gained much in the eyes of many. *90%*

Aww, poor kitty. The pets are out of snacks here, they keep staring at me. Poor things will have settle for their pet food.

10:50 PM  
Blogger jan said...

It's like The Twilight Zone in here tonight.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"When the weather got cold outside, Kittybowtie gorged himself while I was at work."

Nightowl:

LOL! Cats are very clever. While the cats away mean you, the mice will play (Kittybowtie). May sure Kittybowtie gets plenty of exercise and give the cat some yearn to play with. I know that cold weather is differcult for physical fitness. But don't leave the Iams out for the cat to have a feast while you are gone. ;-)

10:52 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

This is on my mind.. Since Fitz allow the jurors to hear Irve's "confessions" on the gj audio testimony, when we going to hear the pillow talks and "bible study meetings" with Irve and Judy?

;-)

10:54 PM  
Blogger Night Owl said...

The last paragraph was the best:

"At that point, Mr. Fitzgerald produced the notes, which amounted to about a three-inch stack and not a whole box. Judge Walton said with exasperation that Mr. Wells could find time to review the notes during his lunch hour and that he would not delay the trial as requested."

Dang!!! Did Wells and Scooter go suit and tie shopping together?? Geez, they look like they are at take you son to work day together.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Ho hum.. Now, the NYT is giving a profile of the attorney of the year, Wells. Not knocking Wells' achievement as an African-American attorney and partner at a law firm but he is fighting a case of a guilty man! Sure, Wells looks good and smells good. But, the bottom line, his client Irve is hosed!

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Rod Sterling said...

"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition."

11:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"I Need A Bromo Seltzer..."

You need for Wells or your Nathan hot dog? LOL! I wouldn't worry about Wells. The msm is just building up Libby's defense team. Like I said Wells looks good and smells good. He is getting paid big bucks from Libby. But, having high price attorneys will not get a guilty man off. If you look at O.J. Simpson trial, O.J. hired F. Lee Bailey which is one of the most expensive and well known attorney. But, it was Johnnie Cochran, who was not known to the public who got O.J. a not guilty verdict in his closing and rememberable closing statement.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous the fifth dimension said...

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius!
Aquarius!

11:40 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

Biloxi are you stalking me tonight?

11:41 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Biloxi are you stalking me tonight?"

LOL! Must be a full moon tonight!

11:44 PM  
Anonymous three blind mice said...

Aww. That's a nice pic of Wells' son with his little briefcase, identical suits and ties.. Oh wait! I didn't have my glasses on! That's Libby! OMG! LOL!

11:46 PM  
Blogger Quzi said...

Did Fitzie ever confess to what he did on the full moon?

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He used a wireless microphone so he could stride around the courtroom while striking notes of anger, incredulity and wounded innocence on behalf of Mr. Libby


Oh, vomit.

2:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the fifth dimension said...

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius!
Aquarius!



I love that song and I love your post!

2:54 AM  
Anonymous concernedcourtobserver said...

Teak,

The jury seems like everyday folk. They came back from breaks with questions of their own for witnesses!
(Judith Miller & Matt Cooper) I hope lil irv takes the stand-I'm sure they'll have questions for him too.

And Wells is so full of himself and hot air too, since there is no real defense for what Scooter did!

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen M. Dickson said...

LOL

11:04 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Who is the midget with Wells?

LOLMAO

11:35 AM  

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