So, What's going on with Rove?
It could be the holiday weekend put things on hold. It could be that Rove accepted the plea deal that was put on the table. It could be that some new bit of information complicated the case(Luskin's specialty.) It could be that someone else accepted a plea deal and so the new statements and evidence are being integrated. It could be alot of things.
The one thing I don't think it is, is that Rove has been let off the hook in some way, because if this were the case, I do not believe that the defense team or White House supporters would remain quiet about this. They would be trumpeting Rove's vindication and the end of the "political prosecution" to the high heavens.
The one curious element over the last week is the remarkable lack of statements, actions, or leaks from the Rove camp. The last frantic flurry was a week ago when the Rove team pushed the Armitage story as a trial ballon, then attempted to throw Novak under the bus. Over the last month, they've been spinning at least a story a week, but nothing this week.
So, I would gather that either the Rove team is completely in the dark and waiting like the rest of us, believe they've done enough to escape(I don't see how,) or Rove is indeed cooperating and was told to shut the hell up.
I just find the sudden, complete silence very odd. As soon as I see anything, I'll let you know.
Libby Update. Judge Walton ruled on alot of the discovery issues. (Ruling.) To me, it reads as greatly narrowing the scope to solely the perjury charges(which it should be.) This ruling is important because in aloowing access to summaries, the judge is getting rid of alot of the classification issues the Libby defense was hoping to use to greymail the case away.