Whether or not you agree with the appointment of Patrick Fitzgerald as special prosecutor to investigate possible crimes in the public disclosure of Valerie Plame’s CIA identity, whether or not you approve of Fitzgerald’s judgment in continuing the investigation after he learned that Richard Armitage — and not I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby — first told a reporter about Ms. Plame’s CIA job, whether or not you think Ms. Plame worked covertly, whether or not you believe that Mr. Libby lied to grand jurors, and whether or not you accept that the prosecution proved guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, Blawgletter suspects that you share our appreciation today of the Libby jury’s weeks of diligent work. 

Hats off to the jury — and the Constitution’s guarantee of our own right to one.

Barry Barnett