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Interesting article on Mrs. Wilson(8 posts)

Interesting article on Mrs. WilsonMR_GRUMPY
Oct 8, 2003 7:09 AM
Looks like she might be the real thing.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/977332.asp?vts=100820030736
It is interestingmoneyman
Oct 8, 2003 7:30 AM
But it seems to be contradictory to a paragraph in a column by Novak in the Chicago Sun Times October 5, 2003:

"In making her April 22, 1999, contribution, Valerie E. Wilson identified herself as an ''analyst'' with ''Brewster-Jennings & Associates.'' No such firm is listed anywhere, but the late Brewster Jennings was president of Socony-Vacuum oil company a half-century ago. Any CIA employee working under ''nonofficial cover'' always is listed with a real firm, never an imaginary one." http://www.suntimes.com/output/novak/cst-edt-novak05.html

Where does that leave Plame? And the MSNBC reporter? Who do we believe?

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An interesting aside,TJeanloz
Oct 8, 2003 7:34 AM
This has more to do with the Wes Clark post below, but, if I'm not mistaken, it is illegal to misrepresent yourself in connection with campaign contributions.

Or does being CIA give you free range to follow Federal laws as you see fit?
Novak sounds a little self serving....MR_GRUMPY
Oct 8, 2003 7:48 AM
I had read that Wilson gave to Bush also. Do you mean that a CIA agent can't list their cover job as the "Acme rocket shoe" company ??
Don't know.moneyman
Oct 8, 2003 8:43 AM
I plead ignorance to the workings of the CIA or the Wilson/Plame donations. I just think the whole thing is fascinating, and certainly not as simple as originally thought.

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Us Penn Staters need to stick togetherDale Brigham
Oct 8, 2003 7:54 AM
The article states that Ms. Wilson is a Penn State grad, as am I. That gives me one more reason to be incensed by this breach of national security.

If President Bush really wants to find the identity of the "leaker," I offer my services to him and his administration. Just give me Novak, a locked room, and 5 minutes, and I'll come out of the room with a name and a signed statement.

Dale (PSU, '95, g)
I think that the CIA could come up with the name....,MR_GRUMPY
Oct 8, 2003 8:01 AM
and Novak wouldn't even know that he told them.
Time for some PC.....bic
Oct 8, 2003 4:43 PM
"Five years ago Plame married Joseph Wilson — it was her second marriage, his third. They crossed paths at a reception in Washington. "It was love at first sight," Joseph Wilson reports."

No wonder she's on number three and he's on number four.