Skip to comments.Valerie Plame, Nude! [Was today's Slate article inspired by a FR poster?]
Posted on 07/06/2005 10:19:59 AM PDT by summer
Valerie Plame, Nude!
Well, without sunglasses and a scarf, anyway.
By Timothy Noah, Slate
Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 7:40 AM PT
Plame reveals herself in the madding media
crowd. [3rd photo down, on right]
Valerie Plame's career in the Central Intelligence Agency was destroyed by whoever leaked her name to Robert Novak, and that is a terrible wrong. If we ever find out who the leaker is, the president must fire him. (Or them.) That said, I'm starting to weary of the story line that Plame avoids the media spotlight. "She has guarded her privacy" and "shunned publicity," Scott Shane wrote in the July 5 New York Times. That was true once, but it isn't true now. Shane pointed out a glaring exception late in 2003, when Plame "posed with her husband for a Vanity Fair photographer, wearing sunglasses and with a scarf over her blond hair." On Jan. 5, 2004, her husband, Joe Wilson, was quoted telling Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post that there was no remaining national-security reason to continue hiding Plame's face, since her cover was "completely blown." Then why the scarf and sunglasses? "She had to be clothed as generic blonde in order to deal with the genuine concern that some wacko on the street might easily identify her," Wilson explained. "It was just in the interest of personal security." Wilson repeated the need for this precaution in his memoir, The Politics of Truth:
She had already been described as the beautiful blond that she is, and her cover had long since been blown, so the only concern remaining was whether strangers would be able to use a photo to recognize her in public. With proper precautions taken, I saw no reason to deprive ourselves of the pleasure of being photographed together as the happily married couple that we are.
Fair enough. But on Page 70 of the July 2005 Vanity Fairthe one with Nicole Kidman on the cover and Mark Felt's Deep Throat confession insidethere's a photograph of the happy couple at Vanity Fair's party celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival. No scarf and no sunglasses. Plame, seated, is smiling and leaning into the camera. If you're a wacko on the street, please avert your eyes.
I already posted the pic, silly. See above article and caption of photo!
Yes, that's the OTHER photo mentioned in the article -- but, the photo of her WITHOUT a scarf and sunglasses is what a FR poster posted on the thread this weekend -- and, now, that same photo is in Slate.
That ridiculously glam "I'm such a secret agent" Vanity Fair cover destroyed whatever credibility Wilson had. This clown is all about making a name for himself on the cocktail party circuit.
Yeah, but what's interesting to me is that Slate seems to agree with you! :)
I hate you Summer for drawing me into a thread that promises nude photos and delivers nothing! I hate you, I hate you! :)
P.S. however, if you ever find nudes of Brittney Spears, please, oh please, start a thread!
The serious liberal bloggers (meaning the ones that aren't complete loons) like Josh Marshall started laying off the Plame nonsense after that VF spread. It became glaringly obvious to everyone but the idiots at the NY Times that Joe Wilson was a seeker of fame first and foremost.
Any pics of her breastfeeding?
ROTFLMAO...Hey! That was the title of the Slate article! Blame them! The buck stops -- over THERE!
"Please leave us alone we just want our privacy......as soon as we're done with our photoshoot."
I smell book money.
It has been very interesting to see the liberal blogs today, like the Huffington Whatever. All weekend she had Lawrence Lassie O'Donnell up front, first, etc., but now that CNN had him on last night, and all he could say was no crime was committed, Huffington took Lassie down a few notches today.
I posted it yesterday. I got it from NRO's The Corner.
There's another pic floating around of the Wilsons, in addition to the VF pics.
An *ss and his lass.
Beautiful blonde? I guess if the libbies keep saying it long enough, someone will believe it eventually. She is an attractive woman, but the lamestream media and her husband have been playing her up as some kind of blonde bombshell secret agent ("Jane Blonde!") since this whole stupid story began.
You can also bet that before leaning on Novak and the other reporters the Special Prosecutor deposed every person who could have been the leaker. Question two... What would the first question the prosecutor asked each possible leaker? If you say, "Are you the leaker?" then you are batting 100%.
That means the special prosecutor knows who the leaker was. And most likey has what he needs to indict the leaker for perjury and revealing classified information.
What would the prosecutor then need to make a bullet proof case against the leaker? The testimony of other reporters to whom the leaker leake. Also the notes of those reporters to present as evidence at the trial.
It seems obvious to me that the leaker is going to get indicted and very likely convicted of at least perjury.
If that person were a Bush insider the media would have helped the prosecutor get him faster than you can say ... "The TIMES mission is to nail Republicans." But that is not the case.. the media wants to protect the leaker.
There will likely be two results. The leaker gets a felony conviction, and the reporters get some jail time. And the New York times if it fails to turn over its notes may get a large fine or worse.
The New York Times and Time Magazine have managed to prove that they can not protect leakers. Leakers can get in huge trouble, and the media can not even protect itself.
The Times and Time Magazine were stupid enough to demand a special prosecutor. They expected Bush to appoint someone who would slit his own throat. Instead Bush appointed a special prosecutor that would slit the leakers and the media's throats.
I really doubt "the leaker" of her "name" committed a crime.
I believe there are other avenues surrounding the story being looked at.
Appears Lawrence O'Donnell has changed his tune as well...
She had already been described as the beautiful blond that she is
Beautiful is really too strong. Doable is the word hes looking for.
Beat me to it by 11 seconds... ;-)
She accompanied him to a Press Club event, too. I guess the reporters were privy to view her secret countenance but not the average joe.
Except for all these Vanity Fair pics and the luncheon and so on and so on and so on.
I think they are talking to you!
I think NRO's Corner was first with it yesterday.
Re posts #24 and #25 - Yes! That's the photo I recall seeing on the thread I posted this weekend. So, that was yet ANOTHER photo of her without the scarf and glasses? And Slate dug up a DIFFERENT one? Whoa, this guy and his wife are going to lose public support in a big way with these photos. I am sorry. But, she can't claim a covert status when she doesn't meet the legal requirements AND likes to have her photo taken in the media!!!
Re my post #29 - It was also very interesting to me that in the link you posted to Toensing's article, she wrote something like this: If Wilson's trip had been "official" then he would have been required to sign a standard confidentiality form -- and he would NEVER have been able to write about it in a NYT Op-Ed piece.
Never been able to write about his TRIP, that is.
He looks hammered in that photo. He's drinking all his book profits. I notice they had a glass of water put on the table to make it appear that he's not drinking.
Check this out (I'll find a link later, if I can), when the 9/11 commission did establish that yes, Valerie Plame wrote a memo from her desk at Langley giving her husband's qualifications for the Niger trip, Joe Wilson came out spinning how this was not proof she recommended him and he had been reluctant to go on the trip anyway because they have two tiny twins and (drumroll) ***Valerie was afraid to be left alone for a couple weeks***.
Some fearless double naught spy, eh?
Gesh, you know I was VERY sympathetic to her in the beginning, but now -- I think if it's true the Dems demanded this investigation, well, maybe they should first read the subject laws before demanding investigations. What a waste of taxpayer money this has been -- oh, and some journalists made themselves look like idiots. OK. I think we're done here!
No trying to hide her name or anything in that caption! And, that IS a different photo than the luncheon photo. Good grief!
There, Picasso's "Nude Descending A Staicase" should cover you. :-)
I'm curious as to what significance a former low level diplomat and his former CIA wife have with a film festival or the entertainment industry in general?
I guess I'm hopeless when it comes to understanding the celebrity culture.
Breaking: Cooper has agreed to testify. I called it this morning on another thread!
Oh, they were going to be the instruments to bring down the Bush administration, doncha know.
This made them attractive to the libs---maybe screenplays ala "All the President's Men" were already being crafted.
I'll say it again: Joe Wilson fancies himself to be James Angleton, but he doesn't have the class OR the breeding.
....and is the leaker of his wife's name to the media idiots who would rather go to jail than expose this canard.
What #42 said, and Bush Derangement Syndrome sufferer extraordinaire and brain-dead fop Graydon Carter was leading the pack. Hence all the attention in the now unreadable Vanity Fair. VF slobbered all over Richard Clarke too, right before the 9-11 Commission outed him as a liar.
What was her job as a CIA agent?
Infiltrating Saks? She looks like
she should be doing "stop/loss" for
LOL. Probably a more hazardous assignment than she ever had with the Agency where I'd guess her role was picking up gossip from spouses at Embassy parties.
>>>Breaking: Cooper has agreed to testify. I called it this morning on another thread!
Only because the source said it was ok to reveal...
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