Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Left off Medal of Freedom recipient list, Libby said to be "crushed"

Cheney said to be furious, threatens to expose Shadow Presidency if pardon doesn't come through

By J. Thomas Duffy

Sources tell The Garlic this morning that there are new, hostile divisions deep inside the White House.

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, commuted from his felony conviction in the Plame Leak Case, was said to be "despondent and crushed" after seeing the list of Medal of Freedom recipients released by the President yesterday.

Libby, according to a West Wing staffer, called Vice President Dick Cheney, and in tears, expressed his disappointment to his former boss, of not being awarded one.

Cheney was said to be furious, reacting angrily and threatened to expose the Shadow Presidency he has been conducting.

Cheney reportedly called the President, "barking at him" and demanded to know, if Libby was not receiving a Medal of Freedom award, when was his pardon coming through.

"We were sure Scooter was going to get one." whined Mary Matalin (Editor's Note: Whining is Ms. Matalins' natural way of speaking), a Libby friend and former colleague, as well as one of the chief fundraisers for Libby's defense.

"I mean, he gave one to Tenet, for God sakes!"

When asked for comment, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino indicated she didn't know anything about the Medal of Freedom awards, or how the list was developed.

"However," she added, "I believe that there are certain health benefits to not receiving one."

Libby is, reportedly, in talks with the Fox News Network as to developing a new show, tentatively titled "Are You Smarter Than a Convicted, But Commuted, Former White House Official?"

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"We were sure Scooter was going to get one," whined Mary Matalin. "I mean, he gave one to Tenet, for God sakes!"

(Cross-posted at The Garlic.)

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  • :-)

    By Blogger creature, at 7:35 PM  

  • So funny, JTD. And, you know what, all quite possible, too. Can't you just see Bush putting a medal around Libby's neck, Matalin et al. doing the talk-show rounds, and the wingnuts frothing up in Libby's defence?

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 10:58 PM  

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