A grossly pro-Rove leaker tells the newspapers that Rove testified to the Grand Jury that he had heard that Joseph Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA before Novak asked Rove about it. Conveniently, according to the leaker, Rove can’t remember which reporter that might have been.
There are three possibilities here:
1. That’s how Rove testified, and it’s the truth.
2. That’s how Rove testified, but it was perjury. (In that case, the further question arises: can Fitzgerald prove it?)
3. That isn’t how Rove testified.
Given these three possibilities, which seems to you least likely? Yes, that’s the one the wingnutosphere has immediately fixated on as fact, on which huge structures of speculation can then be erected. (Tom Maguire, by contrast, notes right up front that this is a “Bush-friendly leak,” though why he thinks it comes from DoJ rather than from Rove’s lawyer/liar Luskin escapes me.)
Since Glenn Reynolds believes in blogospheric “tough love,” someone who still loves him ought to tell him that somtimes he sounds like a dumb, shrill, partisan hack.
Option #3 corrected, thanks to an alert reader.