Tuesday, June 13, 2006

No frog-march

By Creature

BREAKING NEWS -- Karl Rove is still a lying, cheating, whore, who leaked classified information in order to protect a nonexistent case for war. However, he will not be indicted for doing so.

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has told White House aide Karl Rove that he does not expect to seek charges against him in connection with the CIA leak case, Rove's lawyer said today.

In a statement this morning, Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney, said that Fitzgerald "has formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges" against Rove.

Early GOP spin:

"The fact is this, I thought it was wrong when you had people like Howard Dean and [Sen.] Harry Reid presuming that he was guilty," Republican Party Chairman Ken Mehlman told Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" show Tuesday morning.

Early Dem spin:

"He doesn't belong in the White House," Dean said. "If the president valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove, Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago," said the Democratic Party chairman, speaking n NBC's "Today" show. "So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but it's not very good news for America."

For more instant analysis I'm sending you all over to FireDogLake, where "perspective" is the word of the day.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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