“Listen. Understand. That Terminator is out there. It can’t be reasoned with, it can’t be bargained with. It doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear. And it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are dead.”

Aravosis:

I just talked to a source who told me that Karl Rove has been missing from a number of recent White House presidential events – events that he has ALWAYS attended in the past. For example, Rove was absent from yesterday’s presidential press conference to promote Harriet Miers. These are the kind of events Rove ALWAYS attends, I’m told, yet of late he’s been MIA each and every time.

My source tells me that the scuttlebutt around town is that the White House knows something bad is coming, in terms of Karl getting indicted, and they’re already trying to distance him from the president.

Oh, God, you’ve been so good to us lately. Please give us this one more.

Forgive me, John, for printing the whole thing — it’s just too good.

Add to this the weird happening Reddhedd reported yesterday, where Bush announced Meir’s nomination without telling Cheney — and then sent people out to tell Chris Matthews about it. Can’t say for sure how this all adds up, or how it will all play out, but one thing’s certain:

These fuckers are freaked.

(hat tip to emptywheel)