Now they must deal with the depressing (for them news that) no indictment of Rove is forthcoming from the special prosecuter who previously acknowledged that no underlying crime was committed when Valerie Plame's employment was reported in the news. Says National Review's Byron York:
Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed top White House adviser Karl Rove that Rove will not face indictment in the CIA-leak investigation, National Review Online has learned. The word came yesterday, when Fitzgerald told Rove lawyer Robert Luskin that he, Fitzgerald, did not plan to seek charges against Rove.
He reports a press release by Rove's attorney:
On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove.
In deference to the pending case, we will not make any further public statements about the subject matter of the investigation. We believe that the Special Counsel’s decision should put an end to the baseless speculation about Mr. Rove’s conduct.
THe left-wing blogosphere has been abuzz for over a month now about "Rove's indictment", which at last report had already happened but was under special super-secret seal, according to Leopold, the reporter who originally "broke" the story.
Signs of despair are everywhere, as Rove-Indicted memorabilia seems to be going cheap on E-bay.
(OK, that last things fake, but pretty funny).
So, if you know any liberals, be sure to stop by and give them a hug today. With all the bad news, they surely could use one.