Guckert claims Valerie Plame's secret identity as a CIA agent was anything but. This is the most outrageous of the Republican talking points -- that because people knew Plame was a spook, it was OK to leak her name to the media in an attempt to discredit her husband, former ambassador Joe Wilson.
Here. Let Guckert spin like a top:
[T]he Washington journalism elites knew all about Wilson and his wife. Let me tell you about Washington, it’s a very small town, a company town. Everyone’s identity inside the Beltway is attached to who it is they work for. By all accounts, Plame has been stateside for the past six years, a disqualifying factor in the “covert” business. In the unlikely circumstance that she had still been classified as a secret agent, her marriage to the flamboyant, self-important, publicity-seeking Wilson and their Washington socializing was what “outed” her, not anyone at the White House.