Jul 19 2007

Plame’s Lame Blame Game

Published by at 2:40 pm under All General Discussions,Plame Game

Seems Plame’s Lame Blame did not pass the laugh test with a federal judge:

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s lawsuit against members of the Bush administration in the CIA leak scandal.

H/T Drudge. I actually am disappointed. I felty the civil trial would allow Libby and those who are dying to expose the lies of Joe and Valerie Wilson a wonderful opportunity. But it seems even the judge couldn’t find a reason for this suit.

More here:

The judge dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds, and said he wouldn’t express an opinion on the constitutional arguments.

Too right. The Federal courts is not place to sort out Kerry’s proganda lies his campaign fed to a compliant media. Oh well. End of the Plame Game.

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “Plame’s Lame Blame Game”

  1. Iowa Voice says:

    Cue The Lefty Outrage…

    First Bush commutes Scooter’s sentence, now this:
    A federal judge dismissed former CIA operati…

  2. Judge Dismisses Plame Lawsuit…

    Doubtful, but come on Michelle, admit it, it’s kinda fun watching the dogs chase their tails, round and round and round in circles? You can tell me, I won’t tell anyone… (grinning cheeeeeekily here)…

  3. baldilocks says:

    Of Interest…

    Valerie Plame’s civil lawsuit filed against Vice President Cheney, presidential adviser Karl Rove and others for allegedly leaking her CIA identity to the media has been dismissed—if only for jurisdictional reasons. Of course, not everyone is happy…

  4. ivehadit says:

    Awwww, Soothie is going to be so disappointed.

  5. patrick neid says:

    don’t give up. they are appealing…….

  6. MerlinOS2 says:

    Despite all the goodies that pre trial discovery could have brought to light, the reality of trying a case in a DC jurisdiction with the potential jury pool was a risky situation to say the least.

    In short the downside totally canceled out any potential upside.

  7. Plame Lawsuit Dismissed…

    Valerie Plame, whose name launched a federal investigation into who leaked her identity to the press and netted Scooter Libby in a tangled web of contradictions leading to his conviction of perjury and obstruction of justice charges (and commuted by …..

  8. lurker9876 says:

    The appeals won’t go far this time.

    If Plame’s case against CIA gets tossed out, then both of these two cases would help convince more of the American Public to realize that they’ve been had by the Democrats and that Libby got screwed by Fitz, Walton, and the jury.

  9. WWS says:

    I’ve stolen this, but it’s too good not to relate:

    Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
    Kos’s Kidz are playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
    And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
    But there’s no joy within the Beltway–Joe and Valerie have struck out.

  10. Terrye says:

    That is pretty funny. Yes, soothie has dawned the sack cloth and ashes and is even now offering up a kitten to the God of Spite.

  11. MerlinOS2 says:


    When one singular poster here draws more attention in threads than the blog owner himself, and that poster for the most part just posts talking points with little backup something is amiss.

    I don’t desire an echo chamber, but Soothie is well documented as being a less than worthy debate participant.

    I view that person as spam.

  12. lurker9876 says:

    WWS, you forgot to mention that JetBlue has backtracked its sponsorship at the dKOS annual convention website.

  13. ivehadit says:

    Great post, Merlin! Spam indeed!

  14. WWS says:

    News Item, 7/22: Growths removed from Bush’s colon during scan.

    So that’s where soothie’s been hiding!!!

  15. Dc says:

    I doubt we shall see soothie during this time. Can someone post his past predictions about his bringing down the WH here??

  16. Dc says:

    I meant…”this”….ie…about his predictions that Libby trial would open up door to Plame trial..that would in turn open up WH for liability (given his deterimination that speaking about plame within the WH and subsequent press conversations..were a crime worthy of impeachment of the president..and jailing of all invovled (Rove, Cheney, etc). hahahahah.

    What a putz.

  17. Dc says:

    Maybe soothie wants to suggest that we should wait for the appeal before we pass judgement HAHAHAHAHA.

  18. Dc says:

    Maybe Soothie is reading the entire decision and realizing just how wrong he was?

  19. DubiousD says:

    Gonzales is next – and if you’re fool enough to “stand with him” – you’ll be doing so in some minimum security federal penal farm.


    They’re all going down.

    Left by Soothsayer on March 26th, 2007


    Oh – and Congress has the power to impeach the AG, Lurkboy. Gonzales will be gone before the end of April.

    Left by Soothsayer on April 3rd, 2007


    The skilled liar Ms. Rice may think declining to appear is a cute appeal to the lunatic right – but subpoenas – from “sub” – under and “poena” penalty – have teeth.

    If she doesn’t want to get dragged into Congress in a orange jumpsuit – she will comply.

    Left by Soothsayer on April 26th, 2007


    By October, over 60% of Americans will be demanding Bush’s impeachment.

    Left by Soothsayer on May 8th, 2007


    Monica Goodling will provide flesh and blood testimony about her boss – the slimey Alberto Gonzales:

    A federal judge immunized the former White House Liaison to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Friday morning, protecting her from prosecution on a limited basis for testimony she may give to Congress on the firing of US Attorneys.

    Monica Goodling is a critical witness to this ongoing investigation and we look forward to hearing her testimony as promptly as possible.

    Thomas Hogan, the federal district judge who issued the order, said Goodling could no longer claim testifying would result in self-incrimination. Monica Goodling may not refuse to testify, and may not refuse to provide other information, when compelled to do so

    Left by Soothsayer on May 11th, 2007


    Speaking of political smears . . .

    a Federal judge has ruled against Dick the Errant Shotgunner Cheney, Lewis Libby, Karl Rove and Richard Amritage, finding that the multi-million dollars lawsuit filed by Valerie Plame may go forward.

    Lawyers for the traitorous CIA agent outing Bush Administration employees had asked to court to rule that they were immune for their acts as government officials, but Judge John Bates has ruled that only the president possesses unique immunity, and therefore the case may proceed. The lawsuit accuses Cheney, Rove, Libby and Armitage of revealing Valerie Wilson’s secret CIA identity in seeking revenge against Wilson for criticizing the Bush administration’s motives in Iraq.

    A natiion of inquiring minds looks forward to Cheney, Libby and Rove under oath in a civil courtroom.

    Left by Soothsayer on May 17th, 2007


    How’s that, DC?

  20. WWS says:

    Soothie’s some kind of sad legal groupie who *thinks* he knows something about law but in fact doesn’t know squat. He doesn’t even understand how judges often make decisions as motions are raised, which can take years.

    example- the immunity issue, brought up at the end of the last post. Do Cheney and the others have absolute constitutional immunity from suit, like the President? No, of course not, that was the May decision. Do they have immunity from liability for any actions undertaken as part of their official duties under the Federal Tort Claims Act? Yes, they do, and that was the July decision.

    It’s like his claims that “criminal charges” are coming out of the wiretap allegations. They’re not just wrong, they’re idiotic.