More Breaking News: FNC is reporting Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson IV's wife, is suing Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby & "John Does" 1 - 10...
However, I think this is a wonderful opportunity to get depositions and testimony from the horses' mouths. The horses I'm referring to are Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson, IV, her Democrat political operative husband who has already been proven to have lied about his findings in Niger---where he went on a junket, after having been promoted for the job by none other than CIA non-covert analyst wifey-poo herself---to find out about Saddam Hussein's efforts to obtain yellow-cake for his nuclear weapons of mass destruction program.
That politically opportunist mission was then turned into a materially false attack on President George W. Bush and his administration by said Joe Wilson, who accused the White House of attacking his veracity and exposing his wife in retaliation for his report.
Wilson and his wife engineered a political hit on Bush and the Iraq War, then screamed retaliation and exposure to try to get someone in the Bush Administraton indicted and "frog-marched out of the White House." They failed. Independent Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald indicted no one for outing Valerie Plame.
As Bob Novak, who was on Fox News Channel shows last night and this morning, explained: Valerie Plame Wilson was not a covert agent and had been at an analyst desk job for three years and no underlying crime was found to have been committed. In other words, there was no there there.
Soooo...., it will be interesting to see just what all is in Plame-Wilson's political lawsuit. And what information she and hubby will have to give up in discovery.
In my opinion, Cheney, Rove and Libby should counter-sue for expended legal fees and pain and suffering for having been forced to defend themselves against false charges, slander, libel and damage to their professional reputations by Plame, Wilson and their hard-left mainstream media cheerleaders and publicists.
Maybe Libby will be able to use this lawsuit to obtain some of the information denied to him in defending himself from a specious political prosecution related to the case that was no case.
Update: FNC's Brit Hume just reported that Valerie Plame-Wilson's basis for her suit is the destruction of her career, conspiracy, and violation of her husband's civil rights. Pardon me, but wouldn't Joe Wilson be the only one who would have standing to sue for a violation of his civil rights?
Sounds like just another bizarre junk lawsuit to me. Something they can hype up, gain more notoriety out of and then write a book to capitalize on.