I feel sorry for the guy... looks like he had to take the fall or revenge for Dick Cheney.
You know what the sad part is? Only like 30% of the American public even knows what the heck this is all about.
I just learnt from a brief summary on The O'Reilly Factor
The inside sources, said the jury felt sorry for the man, and felt compelled by the legalities to find him guilty.
Another thing that nailed him was him remaining silent.. yes you have a right to remain silent, but to most human beings that rubs off in as bad way.
Another interesting point, this had nothing to do with the Valerie Plane thing, this was about lieing to the grand jury and other counts.
As the old saying goes "the cover up overshadows the crime". If he didn't cover himself up he wouldn't have had this ruling.