Thursday, November 03, 2005


Name: Theodore Wells, Jr.

Occupation: Attorney

Current Gig: Representing Lewis "Scooter" Libby against perjury and obstruction of justice charges lodged by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

Skinny: Wells represented Mike Espy, an agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton. During opening statements, Wells said Espy may have made mistakes -- but they weren't illegal. "It's not a crime to make a mistake," Wells said. Hints of the future?

Wells is a Democrat. At least he contributes to Democrats, according to Open Secrets. We did a looksee in the databases and found Wells has contributed to Barack Obama ($4,000) and John Kerry ($3,000), among other candidates.

Karl Rove and Rep. Tom DeLay both hired Democrats when they got into legal trouble. Libby now does the same thing.

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