I recall that “touching” note that Scooter Libby wrote to Judith Miller while she sat in jail protecting him as one of her sources in the Plame affair. I wonder whether Miller will now be writing a similar note to Libby while he sits in jail for the next two years:
Your reporting, and you, are missed…But, like many of your friends and readers, I would welcome you back among the rest of us, doing what you do best – reporting.
You went into jail in the summer. It is fall now…Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them. Come back to work – and life. Until then, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Though I usually feel it is not right to rejoice at the bad fortune of others; in this case I make an exception because if Scooter Libby hadn’t suffered, then the precedent it would set would enable many other government officials now and in the future to do the same or worse. Better that an individual should suffer than an entire Republic.
I’ve written here that my wife practiced law earlier in her career with Pat Fitzgerald and she ‘warned’ me that he was a lawyer’s lawyer. I thought he’d be swayed by partisanship to favor the Bush Administration. She told me that’s just not Pat. If anyone will pursue this with full vigor it will be him, she said. I hoped she was right and by God she was. Good on ‘ya, Pat.