The Rove Perp Walk
I’m starting to get a little giddy at the prospect of Karl Rove finally getting his just desserts. We won’t get to see him frog marched out of the White House, but we will get to see him get fired, or rather “resign to defend himself against these ridiculous charges that are nothing more than political mudslinging.” At this point, I don’t care how they spin it, as long as they start falling, one after another.
I get the sense that Karl The Roving Feral Pig, as my dad lovingly describes him, is a squealer at heart. I may be wrong, but I imagine him giving it all up when faced with the prospect of jail time, as the memories of being the pudgy picked on kid in school come flooding back and likely unhinge his jaw completely. This summer might turn out all right after all.
Jason Leopold over at Truth Out has been diligently covering the ins and outs of Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation into the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson and the subsequent cover up by this administration. With news that ProsecutorMan has resumed his meetings with the grand jury on the case, Jason Leopold reveals that according to his sources, Rove received a target letter from Fitzgerald, an ominous sign that he is about to be indicted. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
So what happens if Karl Rove is indicted and reluctantly booted out of the White House? It’s one more indictment against a Bush administration official, one that the public will notice. It will take Karl off of the mid-term elections that might result in a slight reduction in the number of dirty tricks that will be employed before November. It also means that Bush will be alone in many respects. Rove has held Bush’s hand through this difficult task of governing, a task that so clearly has him treading water in unfamiliar seas. Rove might be the only thing holding Cheney back from actually being the President. Now that’s a scary thought.
There’s still a chance that Rove can wiggle his way out of this one. Lawrence O’Donnell writes over at The Huffington Post that the buzz around Washington is that Rove asked to testify before the Grand Jury this week, which probably means he wanted one last chance to explain himself. He’s a pretty slippery guy, so who knows if it will work, but the best part of this whole thing is the makeup of the Grand Jury that will be deciding whether or not to indict. These are not his political peers sitting in judgment, but rather regular folks living in the other DC, you know, the neglected, poverty stricken, mostly African American DC. I’m not sure about this Grand Jury, but the last one was made up mostly of black women. Boy I hope this one is the same, if it is, Rove hasn’t got a chance. Not because they won’t be fair, but because in my experience, black women have the best bullshit detectors of all. Happy trails Rover, you lying turd!