I haven't read through all the Scooter Libby love letters available on Smoking Gun, but I did read Mary Matalin's since I had a feeling that, as a woman, she'd be called on to write the tear jerker devoted to a favorite theme of the Republans when it suits them: Family Values.
We saw it when Mrs. Alito was trotted out to boo hoo in public about the mean questioning her Sammy was forced to endure on his way to the Supreme Court. We heard the GOP's favorite variation on that theme until we were nauseas during the constant airing of details from Clinton's sexual escapades with Monica Lewinsky: Won't Someone Think of the Children?! We hear that same song now whenever there's a report on the prevalence of oral sex - or any sex - among teens. The power of the Clenis to destroy the morals of a generation knew no bounds.
And so it fell to Mary Matalin, woman, to tell the judge what a wonderful family man the man her children know as "Mr. Scooter" is and how his love for families is "universal." This love of family is universal, of course, up until the point where it would include the Wilson's family and the families of the people her public exposure endangered and, of course, any of the families of the people who are dying and suffering daily in the war of aggression he was instrumental in planning. All of those families can, I suppose, fuck off, to use a favorite term of Mary's Family Values-loving boss.
But read Matalin's letter anyway. You'll find out how Mr. Scooter saved Halloween and how when field trips to undisclosed locations became family affairs, he always "planned ahead and discovered the most fun and interesting activities" for the unfortunate children of this insane and dangerous cabal. And you'll see that Matlain's children are suffering the effects of Scooter's prosecution, if not his crime - remember, that suffering is reserved for other families:
They are old enough to intellectually comprehend the facts of the case but associating these "facts" with "Mr. Scooter" remains a complete disconnect to them.
Matalin, founding member of the White House Iraq Group, must be so proud. After all, the inability to accept "facts" that don't suit their purposes is a good first step to cultivating that special mental illness that will make them ready for careers in a GOP White House of their own one day.