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My point is that the "circle" didn't disintegrate as it had during the Watergate mess. I guess that's what I was looking for. The omerta held.
You saw what happened to Libby. He was sacrificed and didn't try or wasn't able to save himself by implicating others.

Lewis Libby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On December 10, 2007, Libby's lawyers announced that he would drop his appeal of his conviction in the case, leaving intact his remaining sentence and fine and leaving on his record his felony conviction, unless he were granted a full presidential pardon.[20] The next day, December 11, 2007, Bush issued 29 pardons but did not include Libby among them.[21][22]
Aw, shucks. Rome doesn't pay traitors.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 27th, 2009 at 09:25:17 AM EST
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I think we're looking at a long standing rift between Bush and Cheney. Cheney screwed Bush bad over. I don't think we've had another VP like him since Aaron Burr. Bush didn't go beyond minimal damage control and left the rest to time ticking off his- and shady Dick's- mandates.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon Apr 27th, 2009 at 10:47:36 AM EST
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Agreed on the rift between Cheney/Rumsfeld and Bush. I think he finally got it that he was rolled.

Just goes to show you that you don't elect a regular guy with modest (in Bush's case, this is generous) accomplishments into power in DC. Sharks swim there.

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by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Mon Apr 27th, 2009 at 08:05:46 PM EST
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