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Thread #99660   Message #1988452
Posted By: mrdux
06-Mar-07 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Libby convicted
Subject: RE: BS: Libby convicted
One wonders if Scooter will spend any time behind bars at all: the office pool is on when Libby gets his presidential pardon: before or after sentencing. Or maybe he's pissed off enough to cooperate with the prosecution, which would substantially reduce his sentence. . . Realistically, though, the estimates I've been hearing are substantially less than even two years -- comparisons are being drawn to the sentence given to Martha Stewart: a combo of less than a year at Club Fed, followed by home confinement, probation and a whopping fine. Wouldn't surprise me if Libby got something like that.

The jurors' reaction was interesting. One juror, a former Washington Post journalist, said: "I will say there was a tremendous amount of sympathy for Mr. Libby on the jury. It was said a number of times, 'What are we doing with this guy here? Where's Rove? Where are these other guys?' I'm not saying we didn't think Mr. Libby was guilty of the things we found him guilty of. It seemed like he was, as Mr. Wells put it, he was the fall guy."

michael


ps to eanjay -- thanks, but no apology needed.