Update: I just figured out why that picture is blurry. The batteries in my camera were on their last legs. I've replaced them. Now, where's Valerie?
Thursday, October 24, 2013
THE CIA BLONDE
I stopped by the main Phoenix library today to hear a talk by Valerie Plame, who has a new book out, called "Blowback". In case you've forgotten, Plame is the former covert CIA agent whose cover was blown by several people in Washington after her husband, Joe Wilson, contradicted claims by the Bush administration that Iraq was trying to buy material for nuclear weapons. Plame today talked about the background of the case and described the civil suit she and her husband filed that was eventually dismissed.
She is a very intelligent lady who has begun a second career writing mystery novels from her new home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She drew a fairly large turnout of respectful people today, as judged by the questions she was asked. I only regret that the close-up picture I took of her was so blurry. SWMBO said it must have been because I was trembling at being so close to this beautiful woman.