"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


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Today Scooter Libby was found guilty of committing perjury, making a false statement, and committing obstruction of justice in the case about the White House leak of the identity of a CIA operative to the press. There's decent analysis of what it means here.

This case gave me a nearly-award-winning costume at our departmental Halloween party political costume contest a few years back (I went as a big drip of water with a bunch of nametags - one of which was "Scooter." Get it?). But hilarity like that aside, as Cohen points out, the most important aspect of this trial was that it showed just how political the Bush White House has been: how even the Vice-President would spend time on exacting political revenge rather than on the job the American public elected his administration to do. (Like, say, making sure our wounded war veterans don't have to live in mold-congested rooms?)

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch the Fox News commentators have a hissy fit.



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