When
· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · July
· · · · 13 (1 entry)

Une espionne de la CIA? · Good heav­en­s, for peo­ple who en­joy po­lit­i­cal the­atre, this Amer­i­can Rove/Plame thing looks like it’ll be a long-running standing-room-only smash hit. The bat­tle lines couldn’t be stark­er; con­sid­er The Big Lie About Va­lerie Plame vs. Karl Rove, Whistle­blow­er. If what you want is amus­ing polemic­s, the right-wingers seem to be gen­er­al­ly ly­ing pret­ty low, so you have to look left, where in­deed a few of the live­li­er colum­nists have their teeth sunk glee­ful­ly deep in­to Ad­min­is­tra­tion flesh. For ex­am­ple, drop by Bill­mon and sa­vor the fla­vor. Believe it or not, I do have an orig­i­nal an­gle; a week back, when the sto­ry first broke, Libération ran a sto­ry en­ti­tled Karl Rove: Le con­seiller de Bush est-il l’homme qui a révélé l’identité d’une es­pi­onne de la CIA? and I just want­ed to say how much I love that word es­pi­onne, there’s noth­ing in English that feels re­mote­ly the same.
 
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