Friday, July 14, 2006

Blonde Joke

[Update: One of the causes for action claims, in the lawsuit, is that the Wilsons suffered a 'Violation of Fifth Amendment Right to Equal Protection of the Laws'! Which guarantee Blondie and Beau will find in the 14th Amendment, not the Fifth.]

Made for each other:

WASHINGTON – Former CIA officer Valerie Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, said today they decided to sue Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential adviser Karl Rove because they engaged in a "whispering campaign" to destroy her career.

Plame told a news conference that "I and my former colleagues trusted the government to protect us in our jobs" and said it "betrayed that trust. I'd much rather be continuing my career as a public servant than as a plaintiff in a lawsuit."

....In the suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, Plame and her husband said that Cheney, Rove and Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, leaked her CIA status to reporters to punish Wilson for criticizing the Bush administration's motives in Iraq.

The lawsuit accuses Cheney, Libby, Rove and 10 unnamed administration officials or political operatives of putting the Wilsons and their children's lives at risk by exposing Plame, who left the CIA in January and is writing a book about what's happened to her.

The FLUBA Committee on Narcissistic Personalities wonders if the Wilson's are aware of the fate that befell Alger Hiss when he unwisely sued Whittaker Chambers for telling a Meet the Press panel that he'd known Hiss as a Communist in the 1930s?

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