Loose Lips Sink Ships
Truth Out is still sticking to the story that Karl Rove was indicted several months back. Jason Leopold and Marc Ash have continued to work their sources and have uncovered more details about the sealed indictment handed up in mid May filed under “sealed vs. sealed” a very unusual event on its own that is compounded by the fact that it’s been kept under seal for over three months. I would be shocked if this turns out not to be related to the CIA leak case.
One of my earliest speculations back in October when I started this blog, was that Rove would roll over on Cheney eventually. Bush needs Rove a lot more than he needs Cheney, who at this point is a drag on his Presidency and quite possibly the architect of much (if not all) of the bad policy that will earn Bush the title (if he hasn’t already) of Worst President Ever. If Rove has copped a plea and is cooperating with Fitzgerald’s investigation, then we may never know what evidence is in that sealed indictment, but if in the end, Fitzgerald can get Cheney, I guess that’s a small price to pay. Seeing Rove frog-marched out of the White House would be great, but seeing Cheney in an orange jumpsuit would be even better and would cause far more damage to the Bush presidency anyway.
I imagine that if Rove is cooperating in the investigation, his main concern at this point is stalling until after the midterm elections. The GOP may have already lost the ability to hold onto control of Congress, but a Cheney indictment for a crime the President said he had no knowledge of would be the end of all hope for them. Too bad the people’s right to know is now routinely trumped by the political needs of this administration. Either Cheney is in his last throes, or our republic is. I guess we’ll find out soon enough which is stronger. It’s hard to bet against Cheney though when evil is so hard to destroy, and cockroaches can survive in the most inhospitable of environments.
Update: I know, there are a lot of "ifs" in this post, but you can't blame a gal for speculating (or hoping).