Almost lost in all the hoopla about the most recent rerun of a rerun of a rerun (a/k/a the State of the Union address) was the juicy news coming from the first day of Scooter Libby’s trial. Libby is accused of perjury related to the leaking of Valerie Plame‘s identity as a covert CIA agent.
Libby’s lawyer, Theodore V. Wells, Jr., seemed completely ready to toss Karl Rove and unnamed White House officials to the wolves in an attempt to build a plausible defense for Libby. He’s basically accusing Karl of using Scooter as a scapegoat to protect himself and the Republican party. (There’s more detail in The New York Times or The Washington Post.)
It’s too early to tell if Wells’ assertions have enough to substantiate them. But one can only hope this is Karl’s comeuppance. Will this be Rove’s undoing? Or will this greased pig slip away one more time?