Monday, January 22, 2007

Alright who do we have left?

NPR this morning featured a story about jury selection for the "Scooter" Libby trial. There were a lot of interesting angles to the story including the racial make-up of D.C. and the everyone-knows-everyone-else world that is Washington. But by far the most interesting (and hilarious) piece of the story was the issue of jury selection in relation to views on the administration. For obvious reasons, the defense does not want jurors that "have questions about President Bush, Vice-President Cheney, or their conduct of the war." That brings us to the priceless quote:

"Last Thursday it took all day to get six jurors because so many in the pool expressed outright hostility about the president and his Iraq policy."

I can't think of anything more surreal and yet appropriate than Libby getting off because the president has angered every single American to the point that they are unfit for the jury. There are still some holdouts, but Libby's lawyers ought to looking for a continuance. Time would surely be on their side.

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