Wednesday 7 March 2007

Cheney aide in naming scandal

Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was found guilty yesterday of inappropriately carrying a childhood nickname into adulthood. Mr Libby's nickname is supposedly a reference to how he scooted around his cot as a baby. The foreman of the jury, Peter Gonzales, said outside court, "I mean, come on, its ridiculous that the Vice President's right hand man is a guy who goes around insisting on being called by his baby name."
This verdict follows the successful prosecution in 2006 of disgraced Republican congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham for theft of John Wayne's nickname. An associate of Cunningham, ex-CIA Executive Director Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, is charged with walking straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel.

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