Continuing on, I think that it is becoming increasingly clear by comments like this:
And for Rove, long a suspect whenever political skullduggery breaks out, it was another bullet dodged, as it was for the Bush White House.
"If Karl Rove would have been indicted, it would have been for perjury," Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said on NBC's Today show. "That does not excuse his real sin, which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during a time of war. He doesn't belong in the White House."
Whether or not Patrick Fitzgerald ultimately decides to indict Rove for some aspect of his treasonous behavior, and the technical reasons behind all of that, is not within anyone's control outside of the Special Counsel's orbit.
- that many Democrats simply don’t understand that being a piece of crap isn’t illegal and that it is actually possible that perhaps, just maybe, Rove simply didn’t break any laws.
Unfortunately, in today’s political world, the truth just isn’t important anymore; it’s all about winning the next election at the expense of everything else.
Quick Update: Interestingly enough, I think getting rid of Rove would be the smartest thing that Bush could do. As a political operative he has simply been awful, politicians are supposed to be smooth and ease vitriol, not create it. In this Rove has utterly failed, so oddly enough Rove is probably the best thing that Democrats have going for them right now and they are actively trying to achieve his demise - talk about shooting yourself in the foot.