Plame Game Continues
Hearing this morning
The lawsuit alleges a plot among government officials to expose Ms. Plame's CIA affiliation as retribution for her husband's criticism of claims Mr. Bush used to justify the invasion of Iraq. In particular, the suit claims that the defendants violated Mr. Wilson's right to freedom of speech, violated the couple's rights to equal protection under the law, violated Ms. Plame's constitutional right to privacy, and deprived Ms. Plame of her property interest in continuing employment at the CIA. The suit also alleges that the defendants committed a tort against her by disclosing "private facts," namely her classified affiliation with the agency.
Why do so many people get this "freedom of speech" stuff wrong? Did the government refuse to let Joe Wilson speak? No. Did they censor his speech? No. What they did was to exercise their own right to free speech to denounce his lies.
I strongly suspect this one's going to get laughed out of court.
Labels: Liar Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame