MORE PLAME….Apparently Patrick Fitzgerald has a press conference scheduled for 2 pm Eastern, giving him a comfortable margin of 180 minutes before the grand jury expires. That’s time management!

This morning’s news is that everyone is reporting that Libby is toast and that Rove will remain unindicted but still under investigation. I remain cautious. Remember all that bogus intel during the runup to the war? The stuff where everyone agreed about something, but it turned out that everyone was getting their G2 from a single Chalabi shill routed through various layers of misdirection? That’s what this feels like.

However, that said, the Washington Post does provide one little tidbit to back up the conventional wisdom:

Rove provided new information to Fitzgerald during 11th hour negotiations that “gave Fitzgerald pause” about charging Bush’s senior strategist, said a source close to Rove. “The prosecutor has to resolve those issues before he decides what to do.”

Really, that’s just fascinating, isn’t it? What could Rove possibly have told him? Unfortunately, I’ll bet we won’t find out at 2 pm.