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.