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Thursday, July 14, 2005
The ultimate fall guy. As commenter Matt Davis rightly points out at
The Carpetbagger:
If Rove is indicted, Fitzgerald becomes the target. Runaway prosecutor and all. Cooper will be slimed, but it's clear that it won't be Cooper's testimony that makes the difference. Remember, once indictments issue, all this stuff will start playing out in public. There will certainly be witnesses aside from Cooper.
This is a smart prediction of the near future. Wilson and Cooper will vanish from the public eye along with Iraq, Abu Ghraib, and the Downing Street Memos, as the entire Republican machine will focus on defaming Fitzgerald.

UPDATE: TPMCafe has a whole thread on this subject entitled Rove Slime Machine Watch: "Help us chart the movements of the Rove Slime Machine. Have you seen media attacks on Matt Cooper and/or Patrick Fitzgerald?"

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