The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, June 07, 2007

Theory: Walton is HOPING Bush will Pardon Libby to avoid the humiliation of Overturn

Tom McGuire--the Sherlock Holmes of the Scooter Libby case, has a great summary of the intrigue behind the appeal and possible pardon (or commutation of Libby's sentence).

Of particular interest to me are the particulars of the Appeal Petition--particularly Judge Walton's refusal to admit Andrea Mitchell's testimony--and what the ramifications may entail for this Federal Judge who clearly overstepped his bounds multiple times here. This is an interesting play for President Bush--who owes it to Libby to keep him from doing hard time--but who could also be completely vindicated (along with Libby) should Walton's sloppy handling of the case lead to the decision being overturned. Stay tuned.

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