Federal prosecutors dropped
a disturbing revelation in the Scooter Libby trial yesterday: the vice president's former chief of staff has a thing for Scientologists.
According to government lawyers, Libby took time out of a his busy Saturday on June 14, 2003, to meet with Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz, who were concerned that Scientologists in Germany were being persecuted. He mentioned the meeting to a CIA official, who made a note of it. You can see here:
(The religion may or may not believe in human-enslaving aliens, but it nonetheless puts them in its movies
Skeptics of human-enslaving aliens' role in the outing of Plame may note that anyone -- man, woman, gay, straight -- would probably clear a space on their calendar to meet with Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz. Indeed, former Deputy Secretary of State "Dick" Armitage met
with Cruise and two other Scientologists the day before. But consider this: Almost exactly one month after those meetings, Joe Wilson published his infamous op-ed, leading the White House to launch a smear campaign against him and his wife that has since led to the trial. Not enough? Try this: Scooter Libby was Cheney's chief of staff, frequently abbreviated as "CoS" -- an acronym that's also used for the Church of Scientology.
Also, we hear Tom Cruise owns a scooter. And Libby had a secretary named Dianetics. Or something like that.