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Super Secret Spy Valerie Plame Wants Book Deal

Buried in the book section of the "Paper Of Treason," the New York Times:

The execution of Mata Hari by a firing squad, October 15, 1917.

Valerie Plame Seeks Book Deal

By MOTOKO RICH
May 4, 2006

Valerie Plame Wilson, the Central Intelligence Agency covert officer whose name was publicly disclosed three years ago, is shopping a book proposal among a small group of publishers, according to two people familiar with the project.

Both people were granted anonymity because their publishing companies have signed nondisclosure agreements about the content of the proposal.

The leak of Ms. Wilson's name, which first appeared in a column by Robert D. Novak, the syndicated columnist, produced a full-scale Washington scandal. Investigations are continuing into the identity of the person who told Mr. Novak, and possibly others in the media, about Ms. Wilson.

Joseph C. Wilson IV, Ms. Wilson's husband and a former diplomat who was a vocal critic of the Bush administration's handling of prewar intelligence in advance of the invasion of Iraq, called the leak a smear campaign by the White House against the couple in retaliation for Mr. Wilson's criticisms. Mr. Wilson, who had gone to Africa to investigate whether Saddam Hussein's regime had attempted to buy uranium, found no evidence that it had.

Ms. Wilson has remained virtually silent throughout the leak investigation, though she did pose with her husband for a photograph in Vanity Fair. No details were available about the contents of her proposed book.

What a shock, huh?

It seems like only yesterday we were being treated to an endless supply of stories from our one party media about how dangerous it was for Ms. Plame's identity to be available to the world.

Such as this from the DNC's Associated Press:

Wilson Says He Fears CIA Leak About His Wife Put Her Life in Danger

by William C. Mann
October 5, 2003

WASHINGTON – The former diplomat whose wife's identity as a CIA officer was disclosed by the Bush administration said Sunday that the leak has put her life in danger, and the government is not protecting her.

"There have been a number of other people who've come out and suggested that perhaps this does make her a target," Joseph Wilson said.

"We, of course, as a consequence of that, have begun to rethink our own security posture," he told CBS' "Face the Nation."

Sen. Chuck Hagel, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was asked on CBS whether the government should provide protection for the Wilsons.

"If there is the least possibility, most remote possibility, of her life being in danger, then the government owes that person protection and security," said Hagel, R-Neb.

Yeah, the Plames have re-thought their "security posture" all right. Their financial security posture.

Witness this article, one of a thousand fawning media pieces. It is from the Plames' house guest Richard Leiby of the Washington Post:

Man Behind the Furor – Wilson: Envoy With an Independent Streak

By Richard Leiby Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 ; Page A01

As the world now knows, Wilson is married to Valerie Wilson, nee Plame. She is his third wife. She is 40, slim, blonde and the mother of their 3-year-old twins. In the photos in his office, she has the looks of a film star.

"She is really quite amazing," Wilson said. "We were just discussing today who would play her in the movie," he cracked.

Note that this was written four days before the AP article immediately above it.

If this story hasn't been the biggest hoax ever perpetuated by the media, I don't know what is.

  Update!

From the New York Post:

PLAME GAME WINS 4 BIDS

By KEITH J. KELLY

May 5, 2006 — AT least four publishers are vying for the memoir of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame – and the bidding has reached seven figures, publishing sources told Media Ink.

Plame, of course, is the career agent who was working undercover – until her name was leaked to reporters, triggering a full-blown scandal in Washington, D.C., in the hunt for the leaker.

The agent handling the book auction is Elyse Cheney. She did not return calls seeking comment.

Betray your country and get rich.

Works every time.

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