Tim Grieve has posted a good summary of the status of the Karl Rove's legal defense and denials regarding whether he identified an undercover CIA operative for political gain.
The key is that Rove apparently never called her by name - he just referred to her as Joseph Wilson's wife.
That may be enough to protect him from a perjury charge, but it's obvious that he intended to identify her as retribution for Joseph Wilson's statements that Bush lied in his State of the Union address.
You remember that lie right. It's been lost in all the discussion of Valerie Plame and Bob Novak. But lets not forget that our President lied to the United States Congress and the United States people, when he said that Saddam had tried to by uranium in Niger, "we can't afford to wait for proof to come in the form of a mushroom cloud". This was the big lie, Rove's dishonesty came next.
Link to article.