Scooter Libby Drops His Appeal
Scooter Libby's lawyer has announced they will drop the appeal of Libby's felony convictions.
It's too expensive and draining on his "young family."
I suspect this means Scooter has lined up another job and doesn't need his law license back.
Update: Joe Wilson thinks it means Libby's getting a pardon from Bush (received by e-mail, no link yet): [more]
“By dropping his appeal, Mr. Libby has finally abandoned the pretense that his conviction was a miscarriage of justice. Mr. Libby’s decision suggests, however, that he may have received word that President Bush plans to pardon him shortly. Of course, a pardon is completely at odds with the president’s earlier claim that he would not tolerate anyone on his team leaking a covert CIA officer’s identity, but this is the kind of inconsistency representative of this administration. Given the White House’s extensive and continuing efforts to cover up how and why Valerie Wilson’s identity was leaked to the press, the only way that remains to get at the truth in this sordid matter is through our civil suit against Libby, Vice President Cheney, Karl Rove and Richard Armitage.”
Update: Jane at Firedoglake thinks he's sending a message to Bush that "a Christmas pardon would be a lovely idea. "
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