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When Two Worlds Collide, Rove v. Fitzgerald
From Tomdispatch tonight: Elizabeth de la Vega's "When Two Worlds Collide, Rove v. Fitzgerald" http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=55695
Right now, with the President sailing through his latest State of the Union speech untouched by the mainstream media, it looks another danger -- the CIA leak case of Valerie Plame -- has also left the political playing field and that this administration has a minimum of nine lives. Well, don't let the relative media silence surrounding Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation right now fool you. As former federal prosecutor Elizabeth de la Vega indicates in her latest Tomdispatch report on the case, Fitzgerald is simply working on another time schedule than that of top administration officials. Yet, her experience assures her, two quite different worlds -- that of Karl Rove and that of Fitzgerald -- are in due course heading for a seismic collision. So expect fireworks out of the Special Counsel's office that will first illuminate the role of Rove in the case, and then may light up a far larger stretch of the administration horizon.
De la Vega vividly explains exactly why this is so and then concludes that "it would be most surprising if when Rove's world and Fitzgerald's collide, the result isn't a political earthquake. The moment an earthquake arrives remains impossible to predict, but it would be surprising if, in the CIA leak case, the impact of a Rove indictment wouldn't cause massive aftershocks."