Friday, October 28, 2005

Not Good For Bush.

'Scooter' Libby indicted.
This via Fox News:

Libby stepped down as Cheney's chief of staff just minutes after the indictment was handed down. A replacement could be named as early as Saturday. The vice president's office was expected to release a statement and President Bush was expected to remark on the case in the afternoon.

The 22 page document charges Libby with two felony counts for making false statements to mislead the grand jury. He is also charged with obstruction of justice and perjury. In total, five counts were included in the indictment.

Since I(along with 99% of the people opining about it) don't really understand all the inner-workings of the case, I'll save speculating.
But, bear in mind, this is an indictment, only an indictment and nobody's been proven guilty - or innocent - here. If you're going to comment, please don't go off on tangent about something nobody really knows.
Do expect to see Libby treated as guilty on the nightly news. I am really not looking forward to hearing "analysis" of this case by such bipartisans as George Stephanopolous...
One thing I do know, is that if Bush doesn't get busy trying to win back his base, he's done for as a President. If he doesn't appoint someone to the Supreme Court that Conservatives can rally around, I really don't see how he could make a comeback.