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Incredible isn't it? How the MSM are swallowing hook, line and sinker, Rove's meme of departing "on his own terms". Pulleeze! Any other WH official who announced his resignation in three weeks would have reporters scrambling. He's leaving to spend more time wth his family. Yeah, right, I can see Rove partying with his son at the Gamma Rho House or whatever. So if you, like me, don't buy Rove's fairy tale, follow me after the jump.

Sure, Rove is being implicated, investigated, and covered by all sorts of permutations of executive privilege. But what about the little cases, cases where Executive privilege either does not come into play, or cannot stop Rove from being directly implicated.

Such a situation appears to be developing in the courtroom of Judge Reggie Walton. Once again, it is the nexus between Washington reporters and senior WH officials in leaking with malice. This time it is Steven Hatfill, the WMD scientist implicated repeatedly in the Anthrax "Investigation". It appears that Judge Walton is still a cudmudgeon when it comes to access journalism and the First Amendment. He has just ruled that journalists, such as Michael Isikoff, must identify who the source of the leaks on Hatfill was. Hatfill is alleging that these leaks violated the Privacy Act (nothing new right?).

Could it be Rove is really on the hook for this one? I don't buy it that he planned to go now. I think something is finally going to burst forward and that the Rove resignation is just a way to staunch what may be the coup de grace. As they say, it's the little things..

Originally posted to never forget 2000 on Tue Aug 14, 2007 at 09:08 AM PDT.

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