The Ford send-off, with all the (revisionist) talk of the wisdom of Ford's decision to pardon Nixon, must be music to the ears of I. Lewis Libby and his defense team.
Libby's defense presumably is hoping for an outright acquital or a hung jury (in which case I predict there will be no retrial). However, their other goal is to convince the 13th Juror (aka, "The Decider") that the case against Libby was weak, that any convictions were politically motivated and that the heat associated with pardoning Libby will be minor.
DO I WANT THE TRUTH? I CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!: The usual suspects don't favor examination of Fitzgerald's conduct in his subpoenas to reporters.
As an alternative to the theory on offer - that the AP and WSJ are staffed by ignoramuses - I propose that these two institutions have a deep interest in establishing whether Fitzgerald over-reached in his subpoenas to the press.
Just guessing, of course.