Saturday, October 22, 2005

NYT: Rove, Libby NOT going to be indicted

This is the Old Gray Hag, so take this fishwrap's story with a grain of salt. You have no idea how uneasy I am referencing one of their stories, given their recent credibility problems. But if true, there will be a boom in dental visits in this country resulting from the collective gnashing of leftist teeth that Rove got away with "it" again. Story:
It's not clear whether Fitzgerald believes that Rove and/or Libby had indeed violated the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act, but couldn't prove his case. Or whether he realized early on that the law didn't apply to Ms. Plame, who doesn't qualify as a covert agent because she hadn't served abroad within five years of her "outing."

Instead, the Times said: "Among the charges that Mr. Fitzgerald is considering are perjury, obstruction of justice and false statement" - raising speculation that the Leakgate case may devolve into a Martha Stewart-like prosecution, which drew howls of derision from legal critics.
It's been said all along that the 1982 law couldn't have been broken, since Plame wasn't a covert agent. However, leftists remained willfully ignorant of that fact, thinking that if they just parroted the same lie over and over for a long enough period of time, said lie would become fact. Those of us who operate in the alternative universe known as "reality" were keenly aware that wouldn't happen.

So this could turn out to be like the Tom DeLay (or, as the Slimes references, the Martha Stewart) case. "He broke this law! What? It wasn't a law at the time he broke it? Oops...note to self: look up ex post facto in pocket legal dictionary. OK, how about this law? No? OK, I need another grand jury, and pronto! This OK, how about this grand jury? Great...we have a winner!"

Having said that, if a law was broken, then by God, prosecute. However, I find it humorous that Bill Clinton can commit perjury and get off (no pun intended) without jail time, yet Karl Rove mentions the name of a government employee in non-clandestine operations, and the left wants him drawn and quartered. I guess had Rove said "Valerie Plame works for the CIA...and she blew me", then the left would be OK with it. After all, if it's about sex...