Exactly as I predicted yesterday, it is now being reported that Rove got his Plame information from the media.
It will be interesting to see whether my further hypothesis that Judith Miller was the original source also pans out.
UPDATE: As many people noted yesterday, Bush was very conspicuously walking and talking with Rove in front of the cameras. I was pretty sure then that Rove's source must have been the media, but of course I wasn't expecting to be proven right this quickly. Anyway, enough patting myself on the back.
As Glenn noted today, Wilson is now admitting his wife wasn't undercover at the time anyway; scuttlebutt is she was holding interagency briefings and such. So the non-story becomes even less of a story.
Will Atrios and Daily Kos and the rest of the lefty 'sphere lay off anytime soon? I doubt it. This has become their Quest for the Holy Grail. Or at least they thought so; it now looks more like they're pointing their lances toward a windmill.
UPDATE 2: Glenn is kind enough to throw me a link, and says he's less sure now this isn't a "Karl Rove 'rope-a-dope' operation" as some people have claimed. Is Karl Rove deviously ingenious enough to have planned this outcome from the very start? I very much doubt it. But is he smart and opportunistic enough to let the baying hounds continue to chase a false scent they picked up on their own? Certainly. Like RatherGate, this was more a case of just giving Bush critics enough rope to hang themselves with, which they've done quite enthusiastically.
UPDATE 3: Roger Fraley kindly stops by to note this post was mentioned in Slate (my Q number is soaring; I expect to be a guest panelist on Special Report with Brit Hume any day now) by David Wallace-Wells. Just goes to show, everyone reads Instapundit (and for good reason), no matter what insignificant blog (like mine) he links.