May 31, 2007

Dear Reggie...

SO ORDERED - Pre-sentencing letters - coming soon...

Full moon - Open Thread

Letters written on behalf of Scooter (18MB pdf)

"Dozens of people, including former Bush administration figures, submitted letters in recent weeks to U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton seeking to weigh in on the appropriate sentence for former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Most expressed support for Libby's probation, although several people _ including one identified only as an "angry citizen" _ urged the longest possible sentence to show that no one is above the law."

Some excerpts from the letters:

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:

"I know a great many of our fellow citizens hope and pray that those who serve in our federal government will be individuals of strong character and integrity, who cherish our freedoms and our way of life. Over these past decades, I have had the privilege of serving with a great many people of that type, and among them, without hesitation, I would include Mr. I. Lewis Libby. ...Our country has been fortunate to have had his service rivaling only mine in competency."

___

Paul Wolfowitz, departing World Bank President and Libby's former mentor and professor at Yale University:

"It is painful for me to reflect on the fact that his life would have been very different if we had never met that warm summer's eve. He would almost certainly now be a successful attorney in Philadelphia, enjoying a comfortable life with his wonderful wife and their two beautiful children. However, our country would have also been deprived of the very considerable service that he has rendered. ...Mr. Libby has made many other contributions to our common security and put in many long hours of selfless hard work not out of ambition but solely out of a deep sense of responsibility and a desire to make this country safer from all of us."

___

Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State in the Nixon and Ford administrations:

"I met Scooter early in the second Bush administration, when he served as chief of staff to Vice President Cheney. ...He is a man of strong views, some of which I do not share. But in my observations, he pursued his objectives with integrity and a sense of responsibility. I would never have associated the actions for which he was convicted with his character. Nor do I believe that they will ever be repeated now that he has been so busted."

___

Mary Matalin, GOP strategist, joined by husband James Carville, a Democratic strategist:

"My lifelong view, which has only been validated in adulthood, is that kids are the most honest and true evaluators of people. Watching my children with Scooter, and all children with him, including my husband James you'd think he hung the moon. He is gentle and caring. He is genuinely interested in others' well being and still inspires me to this day. He is a compelling teacher and extraordinary role model for integrity and humility. ...My family is praying the wisdom and mercy you bring to bear in determining Scooter's future will include a consideration of his family, the price they have already paid and what further justice would be served by additional devastation to them and the many other children who love Scooter and Michael Jackson."

___

John R. Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations:

"Keeping every detail straight is impossible, especially the truth. No one has a photographic memory, and no one has perfect recall. ...I fully understand that letters such as this are not permitted to re-litigate issues before the court, but if I can accomplish nothing else, I hope to convey that Scooter Libby was busy with matters of state of the highest urgency and moment for the American people. As such, information flowed across his desk on a daily basis like water coming out of a high-pressure fire hydrant, with more demands for action than could be humanly met by ."

69 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippee!!
Thank you, thank you!

Minnesota case fits pattern in U.S. attorneys flap - Los Angeles Times

Stinks of rancid Porkrind.

Long live Fitzgerald and Judge Walton.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q said...

Hey Fitzie! :)

11:04 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q said...

I love the full moon surprises! hehe

S-Q

11:11 PM  
Blogger calamityjane said...

Hi, Fitzie. Missed your postings. Over a hundred and fifty letters. I wonder if the court will release some of them or all of them. BTW, thank you for the new thread. ;)

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Libby Seeks Probation in CIA Leak Case - Forbes.com

Fitz, Libby deserves jail for wasting time and taxpayers' money and denying the People the truth!

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Commentary -- Unknown News


Press Release: Paul Berger, Associate Director of Enforcement, to Leave Commission; 2006-76; May 18, 2006

USATODAY.com - Debate heats up on Justice's deferred-prosecution deals

http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/
foia_reading_room/usab5106.pdf#
search=%22u.s.%20attorney

DOJ Memoranda - Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Charter Schools & the Eugenics Internationale

Consumer Demand for rBGH-Free Milk Growing, Dairies Responding, and Monsanto is Upset

Monsanto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monsanto should* be back in the news, watch for it. The trouble is..do we trust Monsanto NO, and the DOJ...should we?

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZNet Commentary
"The Justice Department has just approved Monsanto's purchase of DeKalb Genetics, the second largest seed company in the United States and the ninth largest in the world, and plans are underway to purchase Delta and Pine Land, the largest U.S.cotton seed company and developer (along with the USDA) of the notorious "Terminator" seed technology (Brian Dominick will describe this in a future commentary). If the Delta and Pine acquisition gains regulatory approval, Monsanto will control 85 percent of the entire U.S.cotton seed market."

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From day one Patrick Fitzgerald and Team America have upheld the integrity of the American justice system by handling this case by the book. Thank you.

6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Walton as well! MArk my word, as AG Fitz will clean up the mess within the DOJ.

6:45 AM  
Blogger jan said...

FITZ!

7:57 AM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Well, well well...look who is back in town. (of course my esp knew this already)

Thank you;)

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO QUARTER: Valerie Plame and Simon & Schuster Sue CIA

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush, Cheney Want Visitor Logs Secret - Politics News Story - WFSB Hartford

The American People ought to know who is calling on the residents of the White House.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous MidWest enquirer said...

What's this about "mayflower hotel/laura bush"- so did she leave him again? Or once and for all?

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comment is free: To kill a mocking blog

"Scooter Libby's lawyer wants to block the publication of pleas for clemency because bloggers may make fun of them."

Aww, Libby's supporters are worried about being made fun of...yet they worry not one bit about destroying people's lives intentionally.

Expose the truth, America.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why Bush May Well Be The Lesser Evil

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Pat,

Delighted to see you are back. How are you?

6:24 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

Missed you guys! Great links anon

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice Martin: where does she rank on Gonzales competence scale?

Alice, Alice...tell us your dirty little secrets or should we ask Laura?

"According to Simpson's statement, William Canary, a senior G.O.P. political operative and Riley adviser who was on the conference call, said "not to worry about Don Siegelman" because "'his girls' would take care of" the governor. Canary then made clear that "his girls" was a reference to his wife, Leura Canary, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, and Alice Martin, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama."

Rawstory

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoyed the Amherst Bunker today.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special prosecutor to receive honorary degree

AMHERST - U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald will speak to Amherst College graduates on Saturday and receive an honorary degree at commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Fitzgerald, class of 1982, was the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame CIA leak case, in which I. Lewis Libby Jr., top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice.

12:06 AM  
Anonymous Fred Thompson (Friend to Felons) said...

Is the donut blogger back?

Free poor innocent Scooter.

The Aspens are beautiful this time of the year. Just ask, Judy.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to Patrick Fitzgerald.

The Raw Story | Top General defends seeming underestimation of US troop deaths in Iraq

Ugh! Top "Dime" General Peter Pace...what a jackass.

I wonder if those rumors are true about Fred Thompson? smirk

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AlterNet: DrugReporter: Documents Reveal: Cops Planted Pot on 92-Year Old Woman They Killed in Botched Drug Raid

Insanity.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous northern belle said...

An honorary degree,huh?

Way to go, and let's see that inspiring speech;)

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truthdig - Reports - Chris Hedges: War of Shadows

The Raw Story | Michael Reagan: 'Let the military go do what it does best, kill people and break things'

"Win or face court marshal".

Think Progress » Michael Reagan’s Attempted Smear Disastrously Misinformed

There seems to be something seriously wrong with this person.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous roger rancourt said...

I did NOT get a Jewish girl pregnant. She's in reality a MOSSAD hooker-agent Azerbaijan Khazar! Oh the shame...

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scoop: Bush Gang Swore Saddam Was Behind 9/11 In Lawsuit

Chris Floyd: How Bush Cronies Profit from War Machine

Bush Cronies Profit from War in Iraq While Our Soldiers Die Every Day

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Pratt Shultz: Profile of a Hit Man

No wonder everyone calls cries foul at the mention of this person's name, he's got too much information. Considering what we know now....this was on TV too.. how GS, Condi and others met with GWB to run for President.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite terror tapes, no alert for Las Vegas - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Indicted on Conspiracy, Obstruction, and Perjury Charges Related to Trial Conduct

#06-183: 03-29-06 Former Federal Prosecutor, State Department Agent Indicted For Obstruction Of Justice And Presenting False Evidence In Terrorism Trial

Wow, I don't remember this coming out in the network media.
Now why are these so called pillars of justice lying to the people?

portland imc - 2005.10.11 - ZIOCON/GOP = another name for MAFIA MONEY; Abramoff scandal ties to 9-11 Atta drugrunning!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Christian fundamentalists & the CIA

8:27 PM  
Anonymous silly lil bloggers club said...

Yeah some silly lil bloggers published that a long time ago. I guess its an everyday thing for a former fed to go down like that-just too common for the msm to mention.

Must have been the Batman wing of the DOJ that did the press release.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.goroadachi.com/etemenanki/sc2012-4.htm

So I remember someone buying up a quarter of NOLA around Katrina. I didn't know if that was true or not...

Hertz Investment Group

so that led to curious keywords, and well the first link gets around to it in the end. Creepy but it explains how faux good/freaking evil people communicate their destructive plans. No wonder he sits like a dunce and 100 million got illegally traded/charged before 9/11, huh?
++++++++++++
Simply Appalling: Some DoJ attorneys go where the crime is

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.enterprisemission.com/talkingcode.html

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Jason Interviews Iglesias said...

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/053007J.shtml

12:18 AM  
Anonymous e said...

Libby knows he's toast..for a bunch of fair weather friends...

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Leopold rocks! I hope he investigates who the new USAs are that replaced the fired ones to see if they are "bushie loyals" and are covering up fraud, graft, murder, smuggling, illegal sales, etc.

No Republican, Democrat, present or former President, their cabinet should be immune to the law.

Arkansas should be a state that is looked at closely. Wonder what Kevin Ives and Don Henry would be doing today? Mooooo

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outrages of the Week: Skating on EcstasySpecial Treatment for An Israeli Drug Lord?James S. Henry

Southern District of Florida Blog: March 2006

Interesting but no Sun Cruz.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep your curtains closed - or Google will take a peep | World | The Observer

Google trolls for kids and sex addicts. What purpose does this feature serve other than someone abusing it?

2:07 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

ZZZZZZzzzzz.....*?

Well...I'll be switched...( :

Thanks for the new thread Fitz.
Hmmn, 150 letters? I don't know if I can read them if they are from the MSM. I smell neoconservative pork roast.

Cheers...G:

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.opensecrets.org
/pressreleases
/2007/MysteryPACs.5.29.asp


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8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source

Did that Repuke get into the product those S.O.B.s fly into the country? Americans are not amused and leave the kids alone!

1:34 AM  
Anonymous slingblade said...

ah've studdeed on keelin' yew all fer sumtime now.

septin' eess qeew.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

House keeps pet projects from scrutiny - USATODAY.com

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Right crime wrong time said...

Time still getting it wrong

the case is too high-profile for probation, so look for a sentence in the neighborhood of the 15 months suggested by the probation department's report. And don't expect Libby to be free on bond pending appeal. Federal judges usually don't allow that unless the bases for appeal are strong, and they don't seem to be in this case. Libby, it seems, will do time sooner rather than later — even if he doesn't do as much as Patrick Fitzgerald would like, or sentencing guidelines would allow.

6:22 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

...zzzZZZ*%$#&ZZZzzz...

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama 08 !

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEWSMEAT - Campaign contributors to HUNTER, DUNCAN

example of campaign donors.

There is something about Obama..
Obama's wife quits corporate board (Wizbang Politics)

And damn sure something about Hillary.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous I wanna party like its 1999 (or 1981) said...

Best of Luck to Team Fitz today;)

Yeah I know some of you guys like OBama,but I don't trust him. He is too much like Hillary. Sick of politicians that blow hot and cold with the wind.
The war was wrong to begin with, they would have known this if they read the intel they were entitled to read. But they didn't care enough to do so. Why rehire them when they dropped the ball? I mean, geez it was only WAR!

7:29 AM  
Anonymous We A People said...

Yeah baby, 30 MONTHS for Libby. Justice is served piping hot today-fresh from DC -for a change.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Suzie-Q said...

Judge Reggie rocks!

Fitz must be happy today! I know I am! :)

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go, Mr. Fitzgerald and Team America! Thank you! Thanks to Judge Walton!

They showed Fitz walking into the courtroom, looking good! Libby, not so good, hehe.

7:29AM-- Some of us do not care for Obama or Hillary.

(Meaning Obama had a sorta easy ride into the Senate if you think about it, how?) What is up with the neighbor and wife's jobs?

The Clintons seem connected to the Bushes and their "operations" of years past.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Judge Reggie said...

Don't tell anyone yet but I'm putting Scooter in the same cell with Paris.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Leopold | Cheney Spearheaded Effort to Discredit Wilson

Flashback of Leopold.

Poor Paris. Even Paris isn't that perverted, Judge.

Those women in jail will take care of Paris just fine.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous International Gossip Columnist said...

Good move Judge R- looking forward to seeing that on E!

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

American Rhetoric: George H.W. Bush - 1988 Republican National Convention Acceptance Address

The White Rose.

- NWO, ILLUMINATI, SATANISM, & THE CIA - Ep6. 6of14 - 10min Video

HUD, FHA, CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND, SOCIAL SECURITY, ETC. all looted.

6:18 PM  
Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

They should do stand up, and yes I did meet team Fitz and the man himself.

I just didn't mention I was a blogger.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Dick Cheney and Karl Rove next?

2:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Why did you take the cute little "letters" off?
Those were very enjoyable. Kick up your heels a little, people should not be backing a liar and obstructer! (is that a word?)

NEXT!

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horses Mouth May 11, 2007 05:32 PM

One of Scooter's supporters. Pg. 3

Fouad Ajami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE WORLD COURT

Where are the missing Katrina funds?

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Matalin must not have a very high standard of values in what she teaches her kids. Lie, cheat, cover-up, obstruct, cya?

CIA Director Casey and the Grove

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Libby lobby's pardon campaign | Salon.com


"June 7, 2007 | Those who served most closely with him described their feelings with persuasive intensity. One after another they used the same words: "Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life." Gradually, however, Major Ben Marco breaks through his brainwashing to discover that Raymond Shaw is a sleeper agent programmed to install the Manchurian candidate as president."

American and world citizens should be reading these letters, making a list and doing some research. We will not forget.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q said...

slingblade said...

ah've studdeed on keelin' yew all fer sumtime now.

septin' eess qeew.

11:28 AM
--------------
Thanks Slingblade for making me the exception! I'm just special. LOLMAO

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Judy is right, the Justice system is a joke when it comes to Paris Hilton and other elites. Scooter better serve his time.
Rash, my ass. That skank should not be allowed back on TV. Her parents must be so "proud".

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Letter: Residents of The Brooks need to share the growth | BonitaNews.com

What is up about this $10 million that Congressman Don Young got for Florida that no one seems to want to for Coconut Road? Connie Mack says he didn't ask for it, yeah right.

Young says it must be spent how he wants, Floridans say it is their money, isn't it taxpayers' money?

Representative Don Young, Congressman for All Alaska

Young is from Alaska, even weirder.
abc news

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

List of Jack Abramoff-related organizations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So what is the word? Are bushie loyals working that case? No more hiding the truth.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YouTube - If Americans Knew - Documentary Trailer

5:50 PM  
Blogger airJackie said...

HI guys I'm back from my long vacation. I loved reading the names of the people who wrote letters to support Libby. Pace is now out of a job because of his letter. Fred Law/Order will be next. I didn't write Judge Reggie yet. I wanted to see if he stood for Justice first. Now he'll get his letter of thank you for following the law as it was written. I am so proud of the little angel and his team for their hard work. Good thinks happen to those who do for others. So much as been said good and bad about the Fitz team and Judge Reggie yet most forget the oath all took to serve for truth and Justice. I did so much talking about this case and the Rat holding the job as Attorney General. I did hear the news that Monica told about how she hires people who are Republicans and in the right religion. Now I have to say this the fired attorneys the dudes are nice looking. I'm not that old yet. I'm looking forward to the next hearing that followes up to this one. I heard one of the Watergate convicts says Libby better keep his mouth shut as he said things happen in jail too.

12:12 AM  
Blogger Captain Kit said...

Letter to Judge Walton about Scooter Libby:
Dear Judge,
Lots of important people are writing to you so that Scooter - really, how can you incarcerate someone with such a cute name, just asking for trouble at the big house - can go free. They say he's so great. I mean, even liars are good people sometimes. And who hasn't told that tiny little fib when backed into a corner? Fitz should not have asked all those rude questions. Scooter was only serving his evil master Dick.
Like Paris, who was only driving drunk, and who needs all those innocent people anyway that she might have killed, he is nearly almost completely kind of not really guilty.
Sincerely, and almost always truthful, your servant - unless you want me to do something bad -
Kit

7:05 PM  

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