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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Laughing All the Way to the Bank

Valerie Plame to get 2.5 million deal for book called "Fair Game". The book would be her "first airing of her actual role in the American intelligence community, as well as the prominence of her role in the lead-up to the war."

Joseph Wilson's (Plame's Husband) own book, "The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies That Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's C.I.A. Identity" (Carroll & Graf), was published in 2004.

Carroll & Graf Publishers would not say what Wilson would be paid for The Politics of Truth. “We made an offer, and he was happy with that,” spokeswoman Karen Auerbach said.

I sure he was happy with the offer.

The book gives is an autobiographical account of over two decades of foreign service, in addition to giving his personal account of the events leading to his decision to go public with his criticisms of the Bush administration, and what he views as an orchestrated attack by administration officials in retaliation for his coming forward. The book also provided fuel for many of Wilson's critics, who perceived an increasingly partisan tone and who found in it what they believed were inconsistencies with some of Wilson's prior statements. Some also saw the book as both financially and politically opportunistic, particularly given its release in an election year.