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:


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

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