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Were Judith Miller and I. Lewis Libby Lovers?

Among the many, many mysteries about New York Times reporter Judith Miller's strange behavior in the Valerie Plame affair was this exceedingly strange portion of her October 17 account of her testimony before a grand jury empaneled by special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald. The testimony concerned her contacts with I. Lewis Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

When I was last before the grand jury, Mr. Fitzgerald posed a series of questions about a letter I received in jail last month from Mr. Libby ... [He] also focused on the letter's closing lines. "Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning," Mr. Libby wrote. "They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them."

How did I interpret that? Mr. Fitzgerald asked.

In answer, I told the grand jury about my last encounter with Mr. Libby. It came in August 2003, shortly after I attended a conference on national security issues held in Aspen, Colo. After the conference, I traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyo. At a rodeo one afternoon, a man in jeans, a cowboy hat and sunglasses approached me. He asked me how the Aspen conference had gone. I had no idea who he was.

"Judy," he said. "It's Scooter Libby."

And that's the end of Miller's explanation. Even more odd, that's the end of her whole article.

Now I have three questions about the above.

First, does anyone seriously believe that Miller and Libby just happened to "accidentally" stumble into each other in Jackson Hole, Wyoming?

Second, why is the hard-nosed chief of staff to the even harder-nosed Vice President of the United States of America writing cryptic poetic notes to the female national security reporter of the New York Times?

And third, how many New York intellectual Jewish women in their 50s do you know who are such rodeo fans that they would go 517 miles out of their way to attend one?

Actually, I have two more questions:

Did Judith Miller and I. Lewis Libby have a secret love affair?

And was that what she was trying to protect by going to jail?

Remember, sex has a way of making people do strange and self-destructive things. Just ask Bill Clinton.


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While I should not care about political gossip or any gossip for that matter LOL. I find this very interesting.

There are other possible explanations for their strange, secret behavior and for her hard-to-believe explanation that she stumbled upon him at the rodeo accidentally.

Some political or legal subterfuge?

Possible. But sex is certainly a plausible possibility.

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