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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Ante Up

Odd paragraph in the NYT today that jumped out at me. Not quite sure how to read the tea leaves on this one:
A lawyer who knows Mr. Libby's account said the administration efforts to limit the damage from Mr. Wilson's criticism extended as high as Mr. Cheney. This lawyer and others who spoke about the case asked that they not be identified because of grand jury secrecy rules.
Okay, "a lawyer who knows Mr. Libby's account" -- well, you mean Libby's lawyer, no? WTF is he doing implicating Cheney in all this on the front page of the New York Times?

Is Libby not so happy about being scapegoated? Trying to secure a pardon or increase his payday down the road? Threatening to take down Cheney with him? Just a big coincidence?

Your guess is as good as mine.