Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fair Game

As soon as this movie is out on DVD, it’s going to the top of my NetFlix queue.

Fair Game is based on Valerie Plame’s memoir: “Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.” The movie stars Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as her husband, Joseph Wilson.

(Naomi Watts and Sean Penn also starred in the very bleak depressing “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” which is possibly Sean Penn’s most brilliant performance, IMHO.)

But anyway, Fair Game: You probably know the background. Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador, wrote a New York Times op-ed column that totally debunked President Dumbya’s Big Lie that Saddam Hussein was trying to obtain enriched yellow-cake uranium.

The Bush Administration retaliated against Joseph Wilson. They “leaked” information revealing that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA agent. Robert Novak dutifully printed this information in his column, thereby jeopardizing Valerie Plame's life and America's national security.

It’s gotta be a heckuva movie. Scooter Libby, Ari Fleischer and Karl Rove are all there; I haven’t heard of the actors who play them.

Funny, they don’t say who’s playing Robert Novak. Surely he’s in the movie. The entire Plamegate scandal wouldn’t have existed if Novak hadn’t pulled a Benedict Arnold by printing this information in his column. Oh wait, here it is. Robert Novak is played by this fellow.

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Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I can't wait to hear the Reich Wing howl about this "Hollywood liberal propaganda". In their twisted Orwellian view, the Wisons were the villians and Rove, Novak and Cheney were the heroes. Ignorance is strength, Freedom is slavery, and “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.” - George W. Bush

November 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Orwell" weeps.

November 20, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Like Dave Dubya said, LOL. I'm not big on movies, but I want to see this one.

November 21, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dave: Yup, them Hollywood elitists are always slandering Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Robert Novak and other Real Americans.

Anonymous: He's turning in his grave.

SW: Same with me.

November 21, 2010 at 7:33 PM  

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