Libby Sentenced to 30 Months

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Just a few minutes ago, Scooter Libby was sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 for his role in the Valerie Plame affair. More from CNN, which says Libby will appeal.

Also, prominent figures across Washington — Rumsfeld, Kissinger, Peter Pace, James Carville — wrote to the judge on behalf of Libby. The results are good fun.

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