The New York Times is reporting that the Vice-Presidentâ€™s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, is to be indicted tomorrow for making false statements under oath. Karl Rove will not be indicted but will remain under investigation.
Yes, you heard it right. According to the Timesâ€™ reporting, there wonâ€™t be any indictments for leaking the identity of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame (the original reason for the investigation). But donâ€™t you worry. The opponents of this administration will spin this as if Libby and Rove are being charged with leaking her identity. Mark my words. Tomorrow morning, the hacks will be indicting the whole administration for something that the grand jury did not indict Libby and Rove for.
By this time tomorrow, the failure of the Miers nomination will be very old news. The order of the day will be a healthy portion of cynical slash and burn politics. Just a prediction. I hope Iâ€™m wrong.