"Also, honestly, if Rove has flipped with Bush's approval, I think it's a crystal clear indication that Libby's surefire pardon is no longer so surefire. I could be wrong there, and I'm sure Libby's got a much better sense than I what this means, but if I were him, I'd be thinking a lot more about my own protection. Does that mean Libby'll flip? Probably not, you're right about fanatical loyalty to Libby. But does that mean Fitzgerald wouldn't try to push him to do so? Hope.* simon:
Until Fitz has issued more indictments, he will treat this as the only case he's got. And he will continue to try to convince Libby to settle. One good way to do that is to continue convincing him that going to trial won't accomplish the one thing Libby's lies were designed to accomplish, saving Cheney's ass. If Fitz has more on Cheney, it no longer serves Libby or the cabal to draw this out."
"This thought is really for emptywheel (just in case she looks in) (and I fully appreciate that I may be getting a little bit ahead of myself here), but you don't suppose just for one second that when Jason's sources reported to him the other day about papers being served, maybe those sources spoofed him just a bit, and that those papers had really been sealed and sent to DC's legal team instead of KR's?hmmm - wouldnt that be great - although i cant see it. i do suspect that jason was spoofed - for one reason or other - although i'm not sure what the possible justification would be for the headfake to try to cover for 'sealed vs cheney'
And now Sealed Vs Sealed is actually Sealed Vs Cheney?
Like I say, just a thought!"