The Scooter Libby defense fund

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Blrrgghhhechh. That's the involuntary sound my throat made upon reading about the Scooter Libby defense fund site set up last December, according to Ron Brynaert.

The site's raised $2 million for the poor soul who served Dick so well he was never sprayed in the face with birdshot. Read Brynaert's investigation of the GOP mouseketeer, Barbara Comstock, who's behind the site [HERE].

My personal favorite is the banner on the homepage from Dick that reads: "Scooter Libby is one of the most capable and talented individuals I have ever known." And why do I love it so? For its uncanny resemblance to the much-repeated phrase from the Manchurian Candidate, invoked by brainwashed soldiers in automatic praise of their commander who is one of the most miserable, unlikable people on Earth: "Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."

BONUS: Thanks to The New Republic[an] for sharing their excreted wisdom. The Libby site includes a quote from the TNR's Jeffrey Rosen decrying Fitzgerald's tactics: "indicting suspects for nothing more than false statements or perjury is a vice largely restricted to special prosecutors and independent counsels..." Nothing more than lying to an investigator huh? What a meany. I DO hope they stop prosecuting for that so I can take the stand and lie my ass off with impunity -- why would I then do otherwise? (RawStory)

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