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Rover On A Leash

First, don’t hold your breath waiting to see the letter that Rove received from Fitzgerald; it probably spells out what Karl has to do to avoid indictment. The way things work he wouldn’t get a deal for testifying against Libby, because the Libby case is wrapped in ribbons. He has to rat out someone higher in the food chain to stay out of criminal trouble. I don’t see him going hunting with Cheney anytime soon.

It will be interesting to see if Republicans avoid telling Rove any secrets, because they have to know that Fitzgerald has “turned” Rove, and anything they say to him could be repeated in court.

[This could be my opinion, or it might be psy-ops to make Republicans nervous.]

1 comment

1 Steve Bates { 06.15.06 at 12:07 am }

Let the right-wing nutjobs cheer all they want. This may be over, or it may not, and they don’t know any more than we do whether it is or isn’t over.

Rove’s lawyer says Rove is cleared. There are other possible… one might say likely… explanations of Rove’s not being charged now. Do you think Cheney sleeps well these days?

Rove may be as capable of ratf**king Democrats now as he ever was, but his political effectiveness within the GOP is bound to be impaired. The whole process can’t have been good for his career.

As to Fitzgerald, he’s just doing what good prosecutors do. And good prosecutors don’t attempt to bring charges if they don’t have the evidence to convict. As Christy Hardin Smith of firedoglake explained (I’m paraphrasing), a prosecutor doesn’t try to indict just because the target is a total sleaze and may be guilty as sin; it’s not the prosecutor’s job to determine sleaziness.

Personally, I don’t think we’ve seen the end of this.