Libbys indictment includes a passage in which an "Official A" told Libby that he had talked with conservative syndicated columnist Robert Novak about CIA officer Valerie Plame and that Novak would be writing a story about Plame.
And who is Official A? None other than Karl Rove, according to my sources.
Rove and Novak go way back in such dirty tricks. In 1992, Rove, with help from Novak, with whom Rove has often dined, smeared Robert Mosbacher Jr., George H.W. Bushs then-presidential campaign manager. Mosbacher gave John Weaver, a Rove competitor, the bulk of a $1 million direct mail contract, and Rove spread a story that Mosbacher had been replaced in Texas by another campaign manager, which Novak repeated in a column. Poppy Bush reportedly dismissed Rove from his campaign for doing that, but his son will not do so for doing worse in the Plame case.
It's actually good news that the indictment process didn't end Friday. It keeps the whole matter open and keeps Rove - and Bush since Rove is "Bush's Brain" - squirming.
You can read the 22-page indictment yourself at http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/04ms407-i.pdf.
Veteran reporter Seymour Hersh goes deeper into Bushs and Roves campaign to influence Iraqs election and related matters here. Its long but worth reading, if you want to know more about just how sleazy these aholes are.
Does anyone in the Washington, D.C., area need an idea on where to take your kids trick-or-treating on Monday? How about dressing yourself or your child in an orange jumpsuit and Rove mask and going to Roves neighborhood? Its in northwest D.C. - the address is 4925 Weaver Terrace NW.
You wont be the first to register your protest there. And you wont be the last.