Mary Matalin Pleads for Scooter Libby Defense Funds

The downside to sending out mass fund-raising letters is that you never know in whose hands they will wind up.

This one from Mary Matalin, in which she pleads for contributions for Scooter Libby's appeal and argues Libby is innocent, ended up in mine.

Here it is in its entirety. Enjoy.

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    I wondered how long it would take (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by scribe on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 12:15:55 PM EST
    to get to see "9/11".
    Less than a page.

    And blaming Clinton/Gore?  a couple lines further on.

    Given my most recent prior comment, I will refrain from commenting on Scooter's criminality.  I do wonder, however, what Scooter knew about his former client Armitage such that Armitage was so forthcoming to the prosecution....

    And, since Scooter was such a heroic soldier in the war on terror, standing in the front rank and all, I'm sure he has lots of good war stories to tell about all those tough decisions and hard calls that had to be made.  I'd love to hear what he has to say about torture, for instance.

    She really does say (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by andgarden on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 12:16:16 PM EST
    that he's innocent.

    Thanks, that was really gross (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 12:21:05 PM EST
    Libby is an unsung hero in the war on terror  gag  and Libby served with distinction in the war on terror  dry heave.  We have all these dead Iraqis and dead soldiers and armless and legless people not running around now and he served with distinction and is an unsung hero?  The truth is that Libby helped himself and a bunch of his buddies lie us into a war that is killing innocent people every single day and it is killing and maiming United States soldiers every single day too (I wonder if that amounts to treason?), and then he helped "OUT" a CIA agent (which is treason) because her husband wouldn't shut up about the lying he and his buddies were doing, then he lied to the people investigating that "OUTING" and he was easily caught doing that.  Who is sending out letters asking for funds to enable the prosecution of Scooter Libby to the fullest extent of the law for everything illegal that he did?  I want to donate?

    Donate... (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by desertswine on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 12:27:48 PM EST
    money to Libby? The way I see it, he owes us nearly a trillion dollars (so far).

    Doesn't look like Carville signed onto (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by oculus on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:10:38 PM EST
    this one.

    Old Soldiers never lie (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Ozymandias on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:24:08 PM EST
    Maybe 2.5 years is a bit harsh. Perhaps there's some public service work this good soldier could do- just outside of the Green Zone.

    With that sentence (none / 0) (#8)
    by manys on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:30:26 PM EST
    He'd be done in a couple of weeks or so.

    Now that sounds (none / 0) (#10)
    by Ozymandias on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:33:41 PM EST
    Fiscally Responsible!

    Serving in the War on Terror (5.00 / 3) (#15)
    by lawstudent on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:48:48 PM EST
    How exactly does one "serve with distinction in the war on terror?"  Is that when you make up lies that cause others to ACTUALLY SERVE in a war, where they risk injury and death?  

    well, (none / 0) (#22)
    by HeadScratcher on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 03:39:50 PM EST
    For one, soldiers who were called up to fight. I would say that they are serving with distinction.

    That's an option. (none / 0) (#23)
    by Edger on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 03:44:10 PM EST
    Jeralyn (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by rdandrea on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 02:48:15 PM EST
    You might want to black out that bar code too.  It will get people down to which block and which side of the street you live on.

    That's how they ran down the lady who stuffed a Musgrave envelope full of dog poop into Musgrave's office mail slot.

    Lies, lies, and more lies (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by Johnbo on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 03:16:59 PM EST
    For the first time in the on-going disaster of the Bush Administration, we had people underoath in a court of law.  We finally got one little piece of the maze of lies illuminated.  And, it showed clearly the lies of not only Libby, but the craven manipulation by Cheney's office and the President.

    And now we see the continuation of the parallel universe that they've all created.  Matlin is just one of the many loyal toadies faithfully spouting their adsurd talking points.  The endless repetition of this swill has worked wonders for their disinformation campaign.  You see the same lies repeated over and over and over from blogs to talk shows to the editorial pages of some papers.  David Broder even salted his latest column with a few.  

    The scariest part is that most of them actually believe what their saying.  In their parallel universe Libby is a hero and patriot.

    Pass the Kool-aid.  I'll take grape.

    Parallel Universe (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by Molly Bloom on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 04:19:57 PM EST
    This has been one of fears/issues for awhile. I don't see how democracy can survive when the participants cannot agree on the basic facts.

    The one side says this and the other says that of news reporting is a major part of the problem.

    We can only hope the factually challenged grow smaller in number as reality rears its ugly head.


    the factually challenged grow smaller in number (none / 0) (#25)
    by Edger on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 04:45:16 PM EST
    I think they are, Molly. They just seem to be louder, maybe because they've had so much of the media on their side for so long?

    One can hope (none / 0) (#26)
    by Molly Bloom on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 05:09:42 PM EST
    Scooter IS innocent of outing the truth about... (5.00 / 1) (#28)
    by Yes2Truth on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 06:39:45 PM EST
    9/11 being an inside job.

    Mary's simpering letter (4.00 / 1) (#6)
    by calugg on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:18:26 PM EST
    Good lord, that won't even raise bus fare. As someone who used to work in marketing, it has several flaws:

    1. Convoluted and too lengthy.
    2. Whining tone. A big turn off.
    3. The lies are transparent.

    Nope. Not gonna sell that turkey, even to the kool-aide drinkers.

    Political fundraising letters (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by andgarden on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:46:11 PM EST
    are frequently plodding, emotional, and bolded. Democrats do it to.

    She can't really say everyone deserves a (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by oculus on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 02:52:09 PM EST
    defense attorney, now, can she?

    I'll be surprised if (none / 0) (#18)
    by Edger on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 02:30:44 PM EST
    at least 1-2% of the 26 percenters (her market universe) don't open their wallets for it. They'll be buying continuing denial-ability for themselves.

    Don't try to sell them mirrors though. You'd go bankrupt pretty fast.


    Sure, I'll donate- 5 cents (none / 0) (#9)
    by Ozymandias on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:31:58 PM EST
    Used to be a guerrilla tactic whereby you write a check for a nominal sum, say a nickel, and send it to a fund such as this. The fund must report any donations by law, but the processing costs and time involved amount to much more than the donation, even with the cost of a stamp. Then they have to disclose all donations in their income reports.

    Wonder if that still works?  

    Sounds Perfect (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by squeaky on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:34:33 PM EST
    Except with this bunch, I wouldn't be surprised if they just threw out the 5 cent checks and put the donor on a terror watch list.

    Heh, heh, maybe you're right... (none / 0) (#13)
    by Ozymandias on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:45:58 PM EST
    but we're all on it already, anyway. Just like getting a second gold star!
    (Look, Mommy, what I got at school today! And these nice men gave me a ride home!)

    Also, just imagine... (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Ozymandias on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 01:37:58 PM EST
    The poor intern that has to open every letter, only to find a nickel inside. Might want to reconsider his last years studying at Regent.

    Just my two cents


    "He lost his job at the White House", (none / 0) (#16)
    by naschkatze on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 02:14:42 PM EST
    but I believe he went on to a six-figure salary at some right-wing think tank.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong.  And his friends have pretty much picked up the tab on his legal expenses.  AND if he has to be the fall-guy, I wonder if his friends will not take care of him and his family further.

    it seems.... (none / 0) (#17)
    by Zappatero on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 02:19:50 PM EST
    as if all the high-falutin' lawyers are treating Scooter as a common criminal.

    If the principles were so high, wouldn't Bork et al. do some pro bono for poor little Scooter?

    Does He (none / 0) (#27)
    by mjvpi on Tue Jun 12, 2007 at 05:46:13 PM EST
    get to keep any extra after the pardon?

    Redact the bar code too (none / 0) (#30)
    by rebrane on Wed Jun 13, 2007 at 02:57:41 PM EST
    You redacted the address, but not the bar code, which is trivial to read. You should redact the bar code too or not bother redacting the address. Decoding the bar code by hand plus Google got me the name and address of the recipient within minutes.