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Still Think Valerie Plame Wasn’t Covert?

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(NOTE: I’ve revised this one from March 16th, and included the bloggers who commented.)

Seriously. Let’s get a blogosphere show of hands.

See, the reason I’d like to hear from you is I’ve read that she wasn’t time and time again. I’ve seen people argue it in the comments sections when I’ve posted about Plame and I’ve seen it on numerous right-wing blogs. Most of the time I’d see arguments crafted like, “How could she be covert if we knew ____ about her,” and then 9 times out of 10 the conclusion was that she was not covert. And then these “facts” have been used to justify her outing.

Well, not only has Plame told us today that she was covert, but now we come to find out that CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden has told congressmen that she was covert as well.

So here’s what I’m going to do. If you think she was covert, link to this post and I’ll put you in the COVERT section you’ll see below. If not, link to this post and I’ll put you in the NOT COVERT section. That way we’ll have one place to collect all the arguments that have been created after Plame’s testimony.

Sound good? Ready? Go!

COVERT:
Maverick Views
Political State Report
New Yorker in DC
elmachete

NOT COVERT:
(your blog here)

JURY’S STILL OUT
Flit(TM)
Judicious Asininity

UPDATE:
Well, apparently former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer got Plame’s name from Libby before Libby claims he heard the name from a reporter.

Hrmmm…

Interesting…

And here’s a story about Plame suing the CIA for potentially killing her memoir.

The saga continues…