Valerie Plame Was Still Covert
...special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald found that Plame had indeed done "covert work overseas" on counterproliferation matters in the past five years, and the CIA "was making specific efforts to conceal" her identity, according to newly released portions of a judge's opinion.Of course, the right will still find some way to wiggle around this. Perhaps they will claim Fitzgerald is some sort of hack. They have denied reality in the past and they will continue to deny this reality going forward. The truth does not matter to them. Until we finally grasp that we will continue to lose. These people are pathological psychopaths and the truth is not going to be enough to beat them.
We need to take this issue and force feed it out of every Democrat's mouth. This is our unique opening on the question of national security. For once, we can point to something that the American people can understand at first glance: the Republicans chose politics (going after Joe Wilson's wife) over national security (revealing an undercover CIA agent) and are still protecting the culprits.
We need to take a play out of Rove's playbook at go directly at them where they think they are strongest. National Security and their manipulation of the issue for partisan political gains. Put these bastards in a corner. Make them choose between the Republican party and America...and watch them choose the Republican party every time.