Friday, October 28, 2005

In A Tizzy

Everyone is waiting with baited breath over whether Fitzgerald will indict someone relating to the outing of Valerie Plame. So far, the media seems to be weighing in that Libby will be indicted, but Rove doesn't get charged. Some in the media add the caveat "yet" to Rove, but I think it's farfetched that if there's no evidence in nearly two years of investigations, none is likely forthcoming no matter how hard one looks.

If someone was looking to find evidence of the original 'crime,' it's not likely to be found in today's announcements either. We're being told that the crimes are perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements.

The official announcements are at 2PM EDT. Til then, everything remains speculation. Heck, even those outlets that were saying Libby or Rove would be indicted have backed off to one extent or another.

Breitbart is reporting that Libby was charged with obstruction of justice, making a false statement and perjury in the CIA leak case. Rove was not indicted.

Expect Libby to submit his resignation, but the Administration will continue without any hesitation. They've got more important things to deal with at this point in time - choosing another Supreme Court nominee and fighting and winning the war on terror (both on the ground and in the media).

The letter of resignation has been submitted. So much for the big wait, the perp walk, and all the rest.

Linked to Basil's Blog, NIF, Stop the ACLU, Templar Pundit, bRight and Early, Cao's Blog, Jo's Cafe, Indepundit, and Political Teen. Captain Ed, and and Michelle Malkin have had updates and thoughts on the indictment watch. They're both going to be underwhelmed by the Libby indictment.

I think a lot of people are going to be underwhelmed by all this. The sound and fury, signifying Scooter? Scooter?! Well, someone's scalp is going to be nailed to the bedpost. But it's not the one that folks on the Left hoped for. The prayers from those on the Right came through this time.

The indictment is here. Tom Maguire has yet to weigh in with his response. He's been at the forefront of the coverage in the blogosphere.

Tigerhawk offers some predictions and doesn't forsee any bombshells from the indictment. I don't either. Tom Maguire thinks Libby should come up with an insanity defense. I'd go with the dog ate my homework defense personally.

Submitted to the Jawa Report's Link Dump.

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