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Over four days of jury selection for the criminal trial of the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, lawyers picked 12 jurors and four alternates. Ten are white and two black. Nine are women and three are men. Alternates are seated in Nos. 2, 5, 11, and 15.
• Seat 1, Juror 1593: A white male who works as a Web architect with the General Services Administration. His partner works in the Federal Public Defender’s office. Of the war in Iraq, he says, “It’s a very troubling situation that the country is in. It’s the kind of thing where we can’t stay and we can’t go.” • Seat 2, Juror 0039: A white male who works as an investment banker. He has a Ph.D. from MIT and worked on the Council of Economic Advisers for a year during the Clinton administration. • Seat 3, Juror 0207: A white female who works at a travel agency and enjoys watching “Judge Judy.” • Seat 4, Juror 1432: A retired math teacher from North Carolina. Of President George W. Bush, he said, “I don’t always agree with his Iraq policy. He had more information than I do, certainly. But it seems to me, if it were me making the decision, I would have gone in with 500,000 troops.” • Seat 5, Juror 1543: A white female who works as an insurance policy analyst. Her only comments on the Bush administration were, “Like every citizen, I support some things the administration has done and oppose some things. I haven’t questioned anyone’s motives.” • Seat 6, Juror 2027: A white female who works in the consumer protection section of the Federal Trade Commission. She had no opinions on the war or the Bush administration. • Seat 7, Juror 2148: A white female who works in international health policy with the Department of Health and Human Services. Of the war in Iraq she said, “Personally, I think there was some information that was not shared. But I also know sometimes information is not shared with the public for public safety.” She added she was not “particularly impressed” with Vice President Dick Cheney. • Seat 8, Juror 1473: A white art historian with a Ph.D. from the University of London and spent many years working as a curator, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. • Seat 9, Juror 1869: A white male and a former Washington Post reporter who once had Bob Woodward as an editor. He used to share space with Tim Russert of “Meet the Press.” While he had questions about the Bush administration’s rationale for going to war, he said that, “I’m very skeptical about everything I hear until I see it backed up.” • Seat 10, Juror 1660: A white woman who works in hotel sales and said she was “master of all things involving celebrity gossip” but know nothing about current affairs. Nonetheless, she said, “You don’t forget a name like Scooter.” • Seat 11, Juror 0410: A black woman who was part of the grounds crew at the White House during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. She now is an administrator for the National Park Service. • Seat 12, Juror 0285: A white female who works as an accountant at Hogan & Hartson. She said she had no “strong opinion” about the war in Iraq. • Seat 13, Juror 0819: A white female who does data entry for a senior services organization. About the lead-up to the war, she said, “I think Bush was not candid.” • Seat 14, Juror 2173: A black woman and retired postal worker. Judge Reggie Walton once sentenced her son for a drug-related crime. (She harbors no ill will. “It was his fault.”) When asked whether she watched “Meet the Press” on Sunday, she replied, “No, I’m in church.” • Seat 15, Juror 0571: A black woman who has been a preschool teacher for a few years. She said she didn’t pay much attention to the reasons for going to war in Iraq. • Seat 16, Juror 0783: A black woman who worked for the Air Force and Navy for many years. She then became an administrator for a nonprofit until retiring last summer. Regarding the reasons for going to war, she said, “I don’t think they have been truthful or forthright about the real reasons for engaging.”
Emma Schwartz can be contacted at [email protected].

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