Thursday, November 03, 2005

I'm A Lying Sack of Shit, But I Have Good Lawyers

Scooter Libby pleads "not guilty" and flanks himself with the best white collar lawyers money can buy. Who is paying for Libby's defense? Libby? His rich friends? Dick Cheney's rich friends?

The sad story here is that Libby will get off with a slap on the wrist and become a major player at some conservative think tank. The right wing will still own the political discourse and the Democrats will still be trying to figure out some sort of strategy. Of course, Joe Lieberman will dissent.

How can an African American lawyer defend Libby? The week of Rosa Parks memorial, we see an African American lawyer step up to save a piece of shit like Scooter Libby. It is the old Lenin line about the capitalist selling the rope for their own hanging.

I guess money talks louder than principal, hey Theo?