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Marcy's wrapped up an exhausting week of live trial-blogging… what about you?  Had a hard day refreshing FDL every 15 minutes at work?  Wondering what you missed out and about on the Internets?  Here are some tasty cyber-snacks for you…

Sidney Blumenthal writes with his usual poetic skill about the infinite concentric circles of lies surrounding Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney, and the Iraq war.

Others say, Libby, schmibby —  Murray Waas watched Matt Cooper's testimony about Karl Rove, and wonders, "Why did Cooper leave out some of the most interesting details from his Time story [in July 2005]?"

On the non-Plamemania front, Pope-Emperor of the Blogiverse Markos speaks:  "One reason I'm not jumping aboard any 2008 bandwagons is that I'll wait as long as necessary to see if Gore will jump in."  He admits it's wishful thinking, but I can't say I blame him.

Speaking of 2008, John Edwards is traveling to 22 cities in 27 days this month… and it's a year until the Iowa caucuses.  Now you know why people like Joe Biden run, and sane people like Russ Feingold don't. 

And no discussion of nutcases who want to be President is complete without John McCain, who spent today bravely scapegoating Gen. George Casey for having tried to implement the Shrub*-in-Chief's former war strategy of "as the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down."  Is there a more cynical, calculating, and politically cowardly man on the scene today than McCain… aside from the current occupant of the Oval Office, anyway?  (I guess St. John figures if he wants to get there, he should go with a proven strategy.)

Any links that you want to bring to the buffet?  Share them in the comments…

(* — thanks, Molly, we miss you.) 

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