No Fitzmas, no handcuffs, no frogmarch, no Karl Rove’s head on a platter for them.
Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald sent a letter to Karl Rove’s attorney, reports the New York Times, throwing in the towel, and stating officially that he does not intend to pursue any criminal charges against Mr. Rove.
Some of us don’t find that very surprising, considering the astonishing levels of conceptual acrobatics and prosecutorial overreach it required for Fitzgerald to bring an indictment against I. Lewis Libby. The charges against Scooter Libby will eventually be laughed out of court, and Fitzgerald will have to slink off to Salem, Massachusetts to see if he can find further employment in the next witch hunt.
PJM has the best link collection.
I thought the best leftist comedy material was here, including Joe Wilson attorney’s statement:
While it appears that Mr. Rove will not be called to answer in criminal court for his participation in the wrongful disclosure of Valerie Wilson’s classified employment status at the CIA in retaliation against Joe Wilson for questioning the rationale for war in Iraq, that obviously does not end the matter. The day still may come when Mr. Rove and others are called to account in a court of law for their attacks on the Wilsons.