Scooter's soft landing

Dick Cheney's indicted chief of staff gets a new job as a think tank scholar.

Published January 6, 2006 6:12PM (EST)

Scooter Libby lost his job in Dick Cheney's office when he was indicted in the Valerie Plame case, but he seems to be landing on his feet with a new, well-paid gig as a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute. The think tank lists Libby as an expert in the areas of "Asia/Pacific Rim, China, Foreign Policy, International Security, Japan, Korea, Military & Defense, National Security [and] Public Diplomacy." Neither the bio on Hudson's Web site nor the press release Hudson is distributing mentions the reason Libby left the White House or the other areas in which he's said to have some expertise: obstruction of justice, false statements and perjury.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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