AP: Rove "Escaped" Indictment

Here's how the AP reported today's developments in the Plame case:

"Karl Rove, President Bush's closest adviser, escaped indictment Friday but remained under investigation, his legal status a looming political problem for the White House." [emphasis added]

"Escaped"?  Did he scale the wall at the Big House?  Pull a Shawshank Redemption and slip out through the sewer system?If during the Clinton administration, a top aide had not been indicted, would the AP have spoken of him having "escaped"?Is the AP's disappointment showing?  Here's a link to the AP story: http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/28/D8DH5FOG0.htmlHat tip to David Gross at USC Law for the lead on this story.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.