Now THAT is a campaign ad.
Courtesy of Heavy:
Valerie Plame, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative is running for Congress in New Mexico, and the new campaign ad she released on Monday quickly went viral on Twitter. Entitled “Undercover,” the 56-year-old mother of three drives shows off her CIA skills, impressively drives a Chevy Camaro backwards on empty desert road in New Mexico.
Images of former Vice-President Dick Cheney and his Chief-of-Staff, Scooter Libby. flash in the video, as Plame reminds viewers how Libby leaked her name out of revenge against her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, and her name was subsequently published by Robert Novak in The Washington Post.
Wilson was outspoken in his conviction that the Bush administration’s claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq were false. Libby was convicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges in 2007, and while President George W. Bush commuted Libby’s sentence, in 2018, President Trump pardoned him, which meant no one was punished for ousting her identity.
“You’ve probably heard my name,” Plame says in the ad, walking in slo-motion, hair blowing in the wind. “And Mr. President, I have a few scores to settle.”
While Plame performs a complete 180-turn in her Camaro she adds, “I’m running for Congress because we’re going backwards on national security, health care and women’s rights. We need to turn our country around,” she said. And yes, the CIA really does teach us how to drive like this.”
I am a huge fan of Valerie Plame’s and followed her story, reqd her book, and even watcehd the movie based on her outing.
At that time this was the most egregious political attack I had ever witnessed happening in real-time.
She was literally outed as a CIA agent to punish her husband for telling the truth about one of the main lies used to justify launching the Iraq war.
If people had listened to Joe Wilson we could have saved thousands of lives, and perhaps a billion dollars or more in wasted taxpayer money.
He was a hero and she is a fucking hero as well.
If I lived in New Mexico I would not only vote for her but I would be working with her campaign already.