Friday, October 28, 2005

Knowingly and Corruptly

I can't help it, but I just love reading these words:
I.LEWIS LIBBY, also known as "SCOOTER LIBBY," defendant herein, did knowingly, and corruptly endeavor to influence, obstruct and impede the due administration of justice, namely proceedings before Grand Jury 03-3, by misleading and deceiving the grand jury as to when, and the manner and means by which, LIBBY acquired and subsequestnly disclosed to the media information concening the employment of Valerie Wilson by the CIA.
In fact, I've read them several times and the giddiness has not yet subsided.

It all sounds so legal and official; just plain satisfying. And it's those particular words, "knowingly" and "corruptly" juxtaposed with "influence," "obstruct," and "impede," words that could be applied to many White House activities and players, that are so satisfying to finally see in an indictment by a federal grand jury. It may not the be the most satisfying of charges, as opposed to violations of the Espionage Act or some such, but it's a start.


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