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James Carville, Scooter Libby  defender, via his wife:

Though my husband James Carville, a Democratic Strategist and Clinton supporter, shares neither political nor philosophical views with Scooter, he has deep respect for his intellect, his integrity, and joins me in the sentiments expressed here.

Among those sentiments are pablum like:

One of the many enduring and endearing memories of Scooter is his universal love of families.

Except for the Plame/Wilson family of course. And those of our soldiers stuck in Iraq...

I have seen what this trial has done to my own kids, just reading about it.

Too bad Uncle Scooter turned out to be a felon who outed a CIA agent in a fit of partisan pique, then lied to investigators about it to cover up the role of his and mommy's boss. The horrors!

In any case, this is apparently what Carville is up to while he's not pretending to be a disinterested political observer lauding Hillary Clinton on CNN. Let's see what company he's in: Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton, Richard Perle, and Douglas Feith.

Quite a rogue's gallery, a virtual "who's who" of the neocon cabal, proving once again that "national security" is only of concern when it furthers their own agenda.

In any case, the judge might've been more spooked than moved by this show of support. Libby just got 30 months and a $250,000 fine.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 08:57 AM PDT.

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