If The Special Prosecutor Wears A Red Tie Is Rove Toast?
Washington is in a tithers over a new website set up by the office of Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. A new website? This is news?
It is when you have a U.S. Attorney with a leakproof inner circle as good as the Bush adminstration's and pundits chomping at the bit to piece together Plamegate.
Presumably, this new website from the Department of Justice is proof that charges are due soon and they need somewhere to post them on the internet.
Even before this ominous bit of reporting hit the wires this afternoon there was the announcement that Fitzgerald would not issue a report on the case. Insiders took it that the case was nearing its end and indictments were now assured in lieu of a report.
The media coverage of investigation in the last week has devolved into your typical tabloid story. The New York Daily News even jumped in with a dubious report that the President Bush rebuked Rove two years ago, but in standard soap opera fashion later forgave him. In addition, you have every television pundit in their swami costumes--not getting ready for Halloween--but reading those ubiquitous tea leaves for what lies next.
Grown men are running down Pennsylvania Avenue screaming and manically waving their arms.
"Will Karl Rove be indicted?!", "Who is actually the source of the leak!?" even the old standby, "What did the President know and when did he know it!" has been bandied about.
Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald has so primed the Washington punditry pump that when indictments are actually issued the entire capital just may explode like a geyser.