Scooter Libby Guilty
Posted by bsflag2007 on Tuesday, March 6, 2007
The verdicts are in – and Scooter Libby has been found guilty of all but one of the pending charges (guilty of obstruction of justice, lying to the FBI).
Without going into the whole issue of a grown man going by the name “scooter” in his professional life, I am pleased to see the verdict.
Many people like to rant about how silly it is for the upper echelon of law enforcement to “waste” time on things like “lying” – but whether it is Martha Stewart, or Bill Clinton, or “Scooter”, or the President or the Vice President – I do not consider it a waste of time or resources.
It is simply not OK to “lie” – even if you claim ignorance or stupidity later – to avoid the repercussions for your other misdeeds.
Every parent has had “the speech” with his child —- “lying only makes it worse….” or “I’m not mad that you broke the (fill in the blank), But I am angry and disappointed that you lied to me about it.”
Gee I’m sick of grown ups in positions of power and influence who need remedial parenting.