Feb 21, 2007

My Bad...

instead of sportingly patting his a** or kissing it like the Washington Post...I only kicked it! ;)

Ted "Hot Dog" Wells, Center Of the Defense
Scooter Libby's Attorney Makes His Case for the Powderpuff

For most of the month-long trial, Ted Wells, Scooter Libby's high-priced attorney, had been all smiles. He laughed. He shared light moments with the judge, the jury and with his opponent, special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald. At one point Wells and Fitzgerald were so palsy-walsy, Judge Reggie B. Walton chastised them.

Yesterday, in his closing argument, he struck a much different note. Speaking to the jury, Wells said Libby "has been in my protection for the past month."

Now, he told them, he was turning Libby over to them.

Then, as he asked the jury to presume Libby's innocence and "give him back to me," Wells began to cry. He sat down at the defense table and wiped his eyes.
<more - hanky optional>
Byron York ...still clueless -The 'thing that cannot be spoken'

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Blogger Stephanie said...

From an fdl blogger:

"DONT YOU THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE ENTITELD TO ANSWERS. If as a result his wife had a job, she worked at CPD, She gets dragged into newspapers. People want to find out was a law broken when people want to know, who did it. What role did Defendant play. What role did VP play? He told you he may have discussed this with VP. Don’t you think FBI desesrves straight answers. When you go in taht jury room, you commonsense will tell you hthat he made a gamble. He threw sand sin the eyes o fthe FBI. He stole the truth of the judicial system. You return guilty you give truth back."

Dear Mr. Fitzgerald, I’m in my early 50s, but I have not yet gone through the “change” and would very much like to have your baby. My husband understands and approve. I have plenty of money for fertility treatments. Please let me know, Yours truly, litigatormom



Ha ha ha, There are probably a lot of people who feel like that!

(And her husband approves .......)

1:07 AM  
Anonymous K-Fed said...

BREAKING NEWS - Sources say that Ted Wells shaved his head late Tuesday afternoon and will enter rehab this weekend after the jury returns with the guilty verdict.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

"There is a cloud over the VP. He wrote those columns, he had those meetings, He sent Libby off to the meeting with Judy. Where Plame was discussed. That cloud remains because the denfendant obstructed justice. That cloud was there. That cloud is something that we just can't pretend isn't there."



I, unfortunately, at only 47 years of age, HAVE gone through the change.

Boo Hoo.

:(

1:14 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Then, as he asked the jury to presume Libby's innocence and "give him back to me," Wells began to cry. He sat down at the defense table and wiped his eyes.



AAAAAAAAUGH My God, what a stitch!

Did the jury erupt in laughter, or were they dumbfounded?

1:18 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

from the fdl blog:

102 smiley says:


The beautiful thing about this liveblog transcript is that you KNOW Barbara Comstock is on the phone with Big Time as soon as Walton adjourned today, telling him that Fitz is coming gunning. So tomorrow, expect NBC to run all kinds of bullshit hit pieces. Expect some other dumb has-been celeb to shave his/her head. Expect massive disruptions in public utility services.

Expect the Iran attack orders to come in the dead of night.

The beautiful thing is that now, when these distractions all come at a time convenient for the administration, it’s much easier to trace the lines of cause and effect to understand WHY.



A bunch of BS is exactly what they're showing on TV. Britney's scalp and Anna Nicole's Clown Face.

If only the rest of America would turn off their TV sets long enough to realize what is happening.

1:29 AM  
Anonymous teak said...

Hankie hell, more like a barf bucket. Wells is one of those "charming" arseholes. They are the worst and the arrogance of defending of corrupt corporations because "someone has to do it", rankles American citizens when jobs are being lost left and right.

If that was me and my Mother, RIP, or one of my kids...Well, Mr. Wells sold his dignity for the highest bidder.

May the jurors have common sense, decent morals/values and be able to see through charming, fake con men.

Outstanding job to the real public servants, Team America. The reasons and passion for what you do shone today in the courtroom for the jury to see. Thank you.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Byron York ...still clueless -The 'thing that cannot be spoken'


Hopefully our child would have had Fitz' brains and not mine, because I am still clueless about why Byron York is clueless.

:-(

But at least I have the courage to admit it, and that's something I can be proud of.

:-)

1:40 AM  
Anonymous teak said...

Can you tell us what the jurors were doing during closing statements? What did they do when Wells started bawling? (Wonder if he changed Little Irv's pamper before he 'gave' him to the jury? lol)

Could you tell what the jurors were thinking? Their body language?

If that Barbara Comstock woman worked for the DOJ, I can see why our country is such as damn mess. Geesh.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/19/AR2007021901113.html?referrer=email

"For the past three years, Michael J. Wagner directed the Army's largest effort to help the most vulnerable soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His office in Room 3E01 of the world-renowned hospital was supposed to match big-hearted donors with thousands of wounded soldiers who could not afford to feed their children, pay mortgages, buy plane tickets or put up visiting families in nearby hotels.

But while he was being paid to provide this vital service to patients, outpatients and their relations, Wagner was also seeking funders and soliciting donations for his own new charity, based in Texas, according to documents and interviews with current and former staff members. Some families also said Wagner treated them callously and made it hard for them to receive assistance."

Now investigating.

2:01 AM  
Anonymous slingblade said...

S-Q Ah'n only in muh eerly 50's an' spry as uh spring buck. Ah muh figguring since yew ain't inner yer 40's yet Ah's suggestering yew need a little Slingblade ofen yer own tew raise fit.

Ah'll eevin shayve iffin yew incyst.

3:39 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

from fdl:

.... Fitz mentioned that Libby would most surely remember information regarding Valerie Plame because anyone would when there were lives at stake, identities that might be exposed. I expected Wells to leap out of his chair but he never took his head out of his hand, and Jeffres looked like he was about to have a conniption fit. As the second attorney on the case it wasn't his place to object, but even if Fitzgerald was on completely solid ground based on arguments that they themselves had opened up, at the very least they needed to stop his momentum.



This sounds Huge. It is TOTALLY amazing to me that Wells didn't object.

It is Wonderful that Fitz was able to make this very important point to the jury!!

3:44 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Maybe the reason Fitz talked so fast is with the intention of making Wells' head spin, and putting him into kind of a
state of paralysis.

It worked ..........


Whew!

3:48 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Libby Live: Zeidenberg’s Prosecution Summation Two

"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a case about lying, Not conspiracy, No WH conspiracy, no NBC conspiracy; Libby not here because of bad conduct of others."


And don't think of an elephant!

Ha ha ha

3:52 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I've been watching CNN for maybe 45 minutes (stepped out of the room very briefly a couple of times) and I have seen NO mention of this trial.

Britney and Anna Nicole of course, and some other stuff, but no trial.

Oh! yes, they did say something about Osama bin Laden making a possible comeback.

What's that about?

4:00 AM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Thank you, Mr. Fitzgerald and the rest of the attorneys and those behind the scene for presenting the government's case so well. I was very impressed with all of you and very satisfied that our voices were finally heard. God Bless you all. Peace and love.

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's already 40 degrees here in NYC so it promises to be a nice day.

It takes a deep pattern of five to discern a trend. And what we're seeing on other boards is a pattern of divorcees steeped in illogic, bitterness, and fantastical thinking. And the ones without daughters (for whom they're confusing arrogance for talent), have the stereotypical cat. If I were a fiction writer instead of a medical reporter, they'd fit into character slots even more easily.

Meanwhile, the appeal for former IL Gov'r Ryan plods forward. My husband's sister works for Ryan's law firm and even she thinks the government should prevail.

Here's hoping it's a grand slam month for team Fitz.

6:11 AM  
Anonymous e said...

Give him to the American People and let us march Him off to jail...ok

7:50 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Good Morning,
Anon, I must have missed something-your trend analysis sounds interesting-but I'm not aware of the board you refer to.

E that sounds good to me

How can this be all??

But the judge has not allowed the jury to see the indictment, either.

Maybe spb can explain why the judge didn't allow this basic information in? Grrr...

Geez I can't wait until this and the case I recently worked on, is over. They will probably come down about the same time;-) The suspense is keeping me on pins and needles!

8:52 AM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Hey Good Morning Everyone! :)

I'm still laughing at the comical performance Ted Wells displayed in court yesterday! Ted, get an agent and move to Los Angeles! LOL


Slingblade:

You crack me up! One of yew is enuff...LOLMAO

Scooter Libby's destiny will now lie in the hands of the jury. Godspeed!

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love those pink panties!

10:34 AM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

I tried, but couldn't even squeeze out a crockodile tear. I think its because I lost too much water laughing yesterday...G;

Gotta go to town today, but wanted to leave some news about the Chain.

And now...for something completely different

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Pink panties rule!!! ;)

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Geezer sees how well those pink panties work for Fitz and he is going to buy himself a pair of pink panties. ;)

12:35 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Pink panties rule!!! ;)"

LOL! I guess they did...

Geezer with pink panties???? Ha! Ha! Now that I would like to see. I want evidence!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB wants to see an old Geezer with pink panties?


LOL!


Wouldn't that ruin pink panties for you SPB?

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Geezer, when you return from your shopping spree (buying pink panties) we want evidence! lol

1:10 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Wouldn't that ruin pink panties for you SPB?"

No, That would make one hell of court case! LOL!

Docket number: 07cr123

U.S. vs. Geezer

Charges:

Four counts of lying to the grand jury and investigators on buying pink panties.

I prefer silk panties. My gf's favorite.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Biloxi wants to keep the evidence (pink panties) to give to his gf for her birthday! lol

1:34 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Biloxi wants to keep the evidence (pink panties) to give to his gf for her birthday!"

Yeah but nice and clean for my boo. LOL!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Geezer said he wears Old Spice. You'll never get the odor out of those pink underoos! lmao

1:56 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Geezer said he wears Old Spice. You'll never get the odor out of those pink underoos!"

Old Spice? That crap can be used to kill roaches. I hope I'm not in the elevator next to Geezer with his funky pink underoos with the aroma of Old Spice! LOL!

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Geezer was spotted at the shopping mall a few minutes ago modeling his new panties.
Whoa! Geezer, nothing like a fashion Statement

3:29 PM  
Anonymous pink panties network said...

;P

3:53 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Can't a guy go to town without getting picked on. No...I didn't buy any panties. I'm not telling what I wear under my robe, but it isn't panties. Can't you see that I'm hip. I like a lot fresh air if you get my drift...LOL (:

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Sure Geezer, we know you bought the see through kind with lots of lace and ruffles. lol

6:18 PM  
Anonymous former family therapist said...

Anon upthread, divorced women, more than men, define themselves through marriage because society does. So the loss of that status is a crisis from an image perspective. Men who divorce suffer on different terms and, therefore, manifest the loss differently. However, if the woman felt completely oppressed by marriage, the freedom of divorce can compensate for the loss of status.

9:33 PM  
Anonymous former family therapist said...

Anon upthread, divorced women, more than men, define themselves through marriage because society does. So the loss of that status is a crisis from an image perspective. Men who divorce suffer on different terms and, therefore, manifest the loss differently. However, if the woman felt completely oppressed by marriage, the freedom of divorce can compensate for the loss of status.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"But the judge has not allowed the jury to see the indictment, either."

Prissy Patriot:

There was were argument between both sides on what Libby's indictment. The defense questioned the outline of the indictment of Libby being accused of making false statement. To be fair on both sides, Walton didn't allow the jurors to see the indictment. In Fitz's filing on 2/16/07, he outlined to the jurors the counts of the indictment and certain questions from the evidence that the jurors unanimously find false. If the jurors unanimously find the questions, therefore Libby is guilty of that charge. You can find the filing on an article on Week 5 ofthe Libby Trial that I wrote for Waterflake on www.newsinkling.com.

10:28 PM  

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