Tuesday, June 13, 2006

There's Good News and There's Bad News!

First the bad news – New reports indicate that Karl Rove’s attorney claims to have received a letter from Patrick Fitzgerald indicating that Rove will not be indicted in the Plame case. Several of the top experts in the blogosphere weigh in on the importance of this statement here, here and here. In short, the most likely explanation is that Rove has cut a deal that will benefit Fitzgerald’s case against Scooter Libby or someone else (cough, Cheney, cough!)

Now the good news - This recent study shows that coffee may protect the liver from alcohol! I realize that this is entirely unrelated to the Rove announcement, but it’s nice to know that my drink of choice while scouring the web for news of the Plame case and other Bush administration scandals may be protecting me from my drink of choice while trying to forget how much they piss me off!

And another bit of good news – this one Rove related. A statement by Joseph Wilson’s attorney indicates that Fitzgerald’s criminal investigation may only be the first hurdle for Rove, suggesting that a civil lawsuit could follow.
While it appears that Mr. Rove will not be called to answer in criminal court for his participation in the wrongful disclosure of Valerie Wilson's classified employment status at the CIA in retaliation against Joe Wilson for questioning the rationale for war in Iraq, that obviously does not end the matter. The day still may come when Mr. Rove and others are called to account in a court of law for their attacks on the Wilsons.
Perhaps when it’s all over, Karl will end up following in the footsteps of O.J. Simpson - all the way to getting his own TV reality show (tentative working title – The Apparatchik!)


  1. Giraffe6:28 PM

    I've been waiting for your comments on the Rove indictment. Has Fitzgerald let him off or is there a sealed document still unrevealed? I've been reading everywhere and can't figure it out. Fitzgerald did not speak about it, only Rove's lawyer.

  2. The fact that Fitz hasn't said anything, I think, means that Rove isn't completely off the hook. I tend to agree with those who have suggested Rove has cut a deal in which he will testify in exchange for immunity. If he doesn't follow through with his part of the deal, then all bets are off and Rove may find himself back in legal jeopardy.

  3. Or not! According to Talk Left, Rove's attorney is now insisting there is no deal!

    Fitzgerald has formally declined to comment on all of it, so we shall see what happens. All I know is that I will believe Rove is completely off the hook only when Fitz says so.

  4. Lost Wages Joe2:25 PM

    I'm more interested in the recommended medium-roast Sumatra-to-Balvennie Doublewood ratio. Would it be the same for grande cappucinos vs. mojitos? Cheap-ass 7-11 hot joe to $8 Coliseum beer? Lost Wages' liver wants to know!

  5. Giraffe6:04 AM

    Now that Rove isn't indicted, we have to watch him get back to his dirty tricks for the next election. That is what bothers me most about this whole deal. I personally have wanted Fitzgerald to be a super hero. I need a super hero!!!