Lewis "Scooter" Libby, convicted of perjury and obstructing justice in the Valerie Plame outing case, was given a 30 month sentece today, more than was recommended in sentencing guidelines. Why? The judge excercised discretionary sentencing powers because prosecutor Fitzgerald's brief included "...the revelation that the CIA did consider Plame's identity classified, at least for 18 months." This would appear to be contrary to what Libby apologists have claimed all along. Why Libby's Sentence Was So Tough | TIME Let this be a lesson: Never allow your high school nickname to accompany you into professional life.