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:
Hat tip to David Gross at USC Law for the lead on this story.