How's Karl Rove Doing?
He was either demoted and shamed and reined in, or this is no difference at all and he's just as powerful as ever. The truth, as always, is probably somewhere in between, but we more or less stand by our original take: Rove's done trying to get policy shit passed, and is moving on to election-winning and image-managing. Which he's actually good at. Though hopefully he won't be too distracted by that whole upcoming indictment thing:
Just as the news broke Wednesday about Scott McClellan resigning as White House press secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove shedding some of his policy duties, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald met with the grand jury hearing evidence in the CIA leak case and introduced additional evidence against Rove, attorneys and other US officials close to the investigation said.
The grand jury session in federal court in Washington, DC, sources close to the case said, was the first time this year that Fitzgerald told the jurors that he would soon present them with a list of criminal charges he intends to file against Rove in hopes of having the grand jury return a multi-count indictment against Rove.
Hey, that oughtta keep us entertained over the summer. And Luskin's no longer using the "not a target" line. Real shame, that.
Disclaimer: This is very possibly just lefty wishful thinking. Though if their spirits haven't been broken yet, we don't know what else can be done.
Grand Jury Hears Evidence Against Rove [Truthout]
SHAKE UP! SHAKE UP! SHAKE UP! [WP] (not actual headline, unfortunately)