Friday morning's media outlets were filled with speculation that White House brain Karl Rove would escape indictment but remain "under investigation." The early rumors had the stink of Turd Blossom clinging to them. Later Friday, Rove's lawyer, Robert Ruskin, even issued a statement saying pretty much the same thing.
After special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald announced the indictment of Lewis "Scooter" Libby -- but not Rove -- the chattering heads began wondering and asking what lay ahead for Rove.
Had Rove resisted the urge to leak, Friday night's coverage would be all about how the Brilliant Rove escaped the prosecutor's clutches. Instead, he's Damocles to Fitzgerald's Dionysius. The sword dangles and twists. So does Karl Rove.