Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Vader in a jumpsuit?

Indictments to come down tomorrow, says Steve Clemons of The Washington Note.

It would be a sight for sore eyes, that of Vice President Dick Cheney in an orange jumpsuit. Yes, your blogstress knows she is speculating wildly (as she does all things), tantalized as she is by today's New York Times front-pager (by David Johnston, Richard W. Stevenson And Douglas Jehl) that tells of how Scooter Libby learned that Joe Wilson's wife worked for the Agency: he learned it from his boss, the vice president of the United States.

Notes of the previously undisclosed conversation between Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney on June 12, 2003, appear to differ from Mr. Libby's testimony to a federal grand jury that he initially learned about the C.I.A. officer, Valerie Wilson, from journalists, the lawyers said.

The notes, taken by Mr. Libby during the conversation, for the first time place Mr. Cheney in the middle of an effort by the White House to learn about Ms. Wilson's husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, who was questioning the administration's handling of intelligence about Iraq's nuclear program to justify the war.

Lawyers involved in the case, who described the notes to The New York Times, said they showed that Mr. Cheney knew that Ms. Wilson worked at the C.I.A. more than a month before her identity was made public and her undercover status was disclosed in a syndicated column by Robert D. Novak on July 14, 2003.
Readers of this site have no doubt wondered why, while touting the American people's poll-tested willingness to consider the impeachment of their president, your cybertrix has declined to call for the impeachment herself?

Well, what if such an impeachment should succeed? Who, then, becomes president? Why, Darth Vader himself! And Dick Cheney is not your father's Darth Vader. Back in the day, ol' helmet-head sought only domination of the known universe through oppressive military means and impressive swordplay. (And what girl doesn't go for impressive swordplay?) But the meglomania of the Darth of yore seemed to stop there; no mention of the major money jones the Wyoming version seems to have.

Now, with visions of ol' slant-mouth in leg-irons, your Webwench dares to dream. However, finding someone in the House with the fortitude to invoke Article II, Section 4--well, that's another story.

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