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Thu May 9, 2019, 11:00 AM

Valerie Plame to run for Congress as Democrat

Source: Daily Beast

Valerie Plame has officially filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for Congress in New Mexico.

The former CIA operative, who became famous when her identity was leaked by an official in the George W. Bush administration, will run in the state’s 3rd congressional district, which will be vacated by Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), as he is running for Senate in 2020.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/valerie-plame-files-to-run-for-congress-in-new-mexico?source=articles&via=rss

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Reply Valerie Plame to run for Congress as Democrat (Original post)
riverwalker May 9 OP
rampartc May 9 #1
RVN VET71 May 9 #16
Maxheader May 9 #34
Hortensis May 14 #42
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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 11:04 AM

1. a smart lady

she knows what the "conservatives" are capable of. wish her good luck.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #1)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:12 PM

16. Elliot Abrams and Richard Armitage took credit for "accidentally" outing her

Karl Rove was also involved, as was Cheney and, probably, Bush, Jr., as well as a host of others in the Cheney/Bush administration. My stomach still roils at what the traitors in the Bush administration did to her. And by using the term "traitor" for the bastards, I'm only quoting Bush Senior:

“We need more human intelligence. That means we need more protection for the methods we use to gather intelligence and more protection for our sources, particularly our human sources, people that are risking their lives for their country.… I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious, of traitors.” [CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, 4/26/1999]

(Elliot Abrams, the s.o.b. who is now Trump's special envoy to Venezuela, also played a significant role (along with Ollie North) in selling weapons to terrorists in Iran and using the money to help the Reagan administration pay terrorists in Central America. Loathsome, treasonous Elliot Abrams, convicted in Iran Contra and later pardoned by the very Bush (H.W.) who described actions, such as Elliot (et al) later took against Ms Plame, as the act of only "the most insidious of traitors." )

As Lily Tomlin said: "I try to be cynical, but it's so hard to keep up."

Best of luck to Ms Plame. Her passion and patriotism -- and suffering at the hands of traitors -- will make her an outstanding Representative.

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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #16)

Thu May 9, 2019, 07:40 PM

34. And the damage shrub and his minions did to the cia...

Those still undercover had to feel a little queasy when these traitors started screwing around with their
unfounded accusations...Wingers are too stupid to do an investigation into these types of things..
quietly...

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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #16)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:47 AM

42. +1. Poppy Bush had to suspect the most insidious of traitors

included his son when he said that. Or know.

Poppy of course was VP during Iran-Contra. If he hadn't pardoned the Iran-Contra criminals, the scandal and investigations would have continued after Reagan's WH to involve him and his administration. A lot of the corruption and authoritarian, fascistic activities that became unmistakable in W's tenure were already well entrenched and growing during his.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 11:15 AM

2. An American patriot and hero.

I'd proudly support her.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 11:15 AM

3. Ms. Plame may get the last laugh

on those who "outed her". She is what I would describe as a selfless public servant during her days working for our government. She can win and she will. imo

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 11:24 AM

4. Brava! Brava! Brava!

I wished I lived in New Mexico so I could have the privilege of voting for her!

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 11:47 AM

5. She is well spoken and is a great candidate for democrats

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 11:58 AM

6. Another smart woman who says what she thinks and knows what she's talking about.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:02 PM

7. Sounds good! (From a former NM resident).

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:14 PM

8. Great!

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:16 PM

9. K & R

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:18 PM

10. Good.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:19 PM

11. Ooooo, that could get "interesting"

when she first encounters Liz Cheney (R Wy) whose daddy is the one who exposed her identity.


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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:29 PM

12. Glad to hear this.

She is one smart woman.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:40 PM

13. Good. I'll be voting for her.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:50 PM

14. That would make her MY Congresscritter! HAPPY to vote for Valerie! n/t

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 12:54 PM

15. No thanks. I guess some have forgotten her anti-semetic tweet, or have no problem with it

"On the first full day of Rosh Hashanah, unmasked CIA officer Valerie Plame tweeted out an article entitled, “America’s Jews are driving America’s wars.” As if the headline weren’t bad enough, the essay appeared on a website featuring such pieces as “It’s time to re-think David Duke.” Its argument mirrored a classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theory: Jews run everything in America, and because of their irrational love for Israel they’re running us into foreign conflicts, too."


https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/09/22/the-other-problem-with-valerie-plames-horrible-anti-semitic-tweet/?utm_term=.34b5e1f66059


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Response to still_one (Reply #15)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:21 PM

18. I hadn't known about this.

What was the context of her tweet? The Post links to the article in question -- and it is clearly anti-semitic -- but what was the justification, in the tweet, for linking to it?

She's going to have a lot of explaining to do -- and I don't see how she can explain it away, in any case.

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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #18)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:51 PM

22. She finally apologized using the reason that she didn't really read it, or something to that effect,

but in my view, regardless, it doesn't reflect well on her critical thinking skills

She is running in NM, so it will be up to the people in that district in NM

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Response to still_one (Reply #15)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:40 PM

21. That was my first thought, too

She repeatedly posted links to stories from an antisemitic website

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:17 PM

17. She will be my candidate and, I'm pretty sure, my Rep.

I’m on board.

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Thu May 9, 2019, 01:35 PM

20. Careful!

The Wilsons were once close friends to Larry Johnson, the former CIA guy. Johnson used this association to worm his way into the hearts of many liberals; he appeared on "Democracy Now" and Stephanie Miller's show, and was even described as a "Democratic spokesman."

Over time, Johnson showed his true colors. He spread the Michelle Obama "whitey" hoax in 2008, and was a seminal proponent of birtherism -- in fact, most people learned about that lie via Johnson's web site. Those are not the only hoaxes he has promulgated. He's now a Trumper.

I do not believe that Johnson had a genuine change of heart. I am convinced that he is and was a right-wing infiltration agent. It should be noted that Johnson is a founding member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, which may fairly be described as a pro-Putin organization. (Have you ever listened to Ray McGovern?)

VIPS definitely has ties to Trumpworld. You may want to ask Marcy Wheeler about that organization. And that's all I can say about that...for now.

Now, I freely admit that I do not fully comprehend the relationship between the Wilsons and Johnson. But one thing is certain: They have never denounced Johnson, not even after he was caught spreading birtherism and other hoaxes. And they damned well should have. (Denouncing him now would be too little, too late.)

In the past, I have written admiringly of both Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson. But now...? Well, as I said: Be careful.

The Larry Johnson story proves that the person with the "spooky" background who pretends to be your friend may have an agenda. There have always been people on the far right who don't like the Bush wing of the GOP (see: Roger Stone, Alex Jones, Steve Bannon). This faction knows how to appeal to -- and how to infiltrate -- the naive left.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 01:57 PM

23. Woo hooo!!!! Wish I lived in NM in her district so I could vote for her. nt

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 03:12 PM

25. This will be a wide-open Primary

Cameron Chick Sr. (D) - Sales Representative & '18 State Rep Candidate
Carlos Cisneros (D) - State Sen. & Insurance Agent
Paula Garcia (D) - Clean Water Activist & '18 State Rep Candidate
Gavin Kaiser (D) - Hallucinogenic Mushroom Legalization Advocate
Teresa Leger (D) - Attorney & Ex-Clinton White House Fellow
Joseph Maestas (D) - Ex-Santa Fe City Councilor, Ex-Española Mayor & '17 Sante Fe Mayor Candidate
Valerie Plame (D) - Ex-CIA Officer & Author
Andrea Romero (D) - State Rep. & Businesswoman
Joseph Sanchez (D) - State Rep., Rancher & Engineer
Marco Serna (D) - Sante Fe County District Attorney
Carl Trujillo (D) - Ex-State Rep. & Engineer
Linda Trujillo (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
JoAnne Vigil Coppler (D) - Santa Fe City Councilor, Realtor & Retired District Court Administrator
Renee Villarreal (D) - Santa Fe City Councilor & Ex-Community Planner

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 03:29 PM

27. Don't get mad, get even.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 03:33 PM

28. Hmmm. A candidate who previously lied for a living.

dunno about that

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Response to shanny (Reply #28)

Fri May 10, 2019, 01:44 AM

37. Oh gawd. Really, shanny?

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 03:49 PM

29. She ought to win handily. Nt

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 04:59 PM

30. She graduated one year after me in my

high school and Rod Rosenstein ( ). Some friends heard her speak a few years ago and really liked her and found her very interesting.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 07:09 PM

31. I kind of would like to see her just run for the US Senate seat

Though she'll be a welcome addition in the House.

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Response to AdamGG (Reply #31)

Fri May 10, 2019, 01:46 AM

38. Ben Ray Lujan is an

excellent candidate.

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 07:11 PM

32. this would be amazing, she'd be fantastic for the job

NM is blue now in my view, thanks to the Idiot-in-chief. The new governor Michelle Lujan Grisham kicks butt

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 07:22 PM

33. I predict that her GOP opponent will try to use what will seem like her murkypast...

...to paint her as a probably colluder. If those meat puppets remember anything about her at all, it will be `Huh. I remember her from W`s presidency, and I remember she was bad for him, too. Boo Valerie Plame!!!`

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 09:07 PM

35. Valerie Plame has an Actblue donation page that I donated to

I'm encouraged to learn that Valerie Plame is a Democratic congressional candidate from New Mexico. I searched for her ActBlue.com donation page and sent some money her way. Valerie Plame was the featured speaker at a Santa Barbara Democratic Club luncheon I attended. She autographed my copy of Fair Game. A small group of us met and chatted with Ambassador Wilson after lunch while Valerie was signing books. Valerie Plame has the knowledge and insight to be a very effective congresswoman. It may well be time to read Fair Game again. Her personal website is https://www.valerieplamewilson.com/

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2019, 09:25 PM

36. If she gets in, how much you want to bet...

She gets on the intelligence committee.
m

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 10:38 AM

39. YES!!!!!

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:49 AM

40. I was just in touch with Valerie, and she says:

"Off we go!"

I'll be contributing for sure!

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Response to riverwalker (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 09:45 PM

41. Good for her

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