I return home from a business trip and a surprise awaits me. BBC NEWS | Americas | White House official Libby guilty Investigations, indictments and convictions, not unusual for the Republican leadership of the last few years. Rot seems to accompany them into high places. Libby is the highest ranking White House official convicted since the Iran/Contra scandal roughly 20 years ago (and don't forget that many of the Republican perps in that misadventure were pardoned by Bush senior). Scooter claimed he'd merely forgotten his notes. It seems the jury didn't buy that story. I wonder what he could have been trying to cover up?