The New York Times reported on Saturday that Valerie Plame Wilson has been given over $2.5 million for her memoirs: “The book, whose working title is ‘Fair Game,’ is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2007 by Crown Publishing, an imprint of Random House. Steve Ross, senior vice president and publisher of Crown, said the book would be Ms. Wilson's ‘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.’"
This makes one wonder if the drive-by media are going to praise the Bush administration for giving Wilson a new, significantly more profitable writing career. After all, she will likely make more money from this book than she made her entire life working for the CIA.
Now, of course this is being said with a tad bit of tongue in cheek. However, the media have made it one of their goals to regularly drive home the point that this affair ruined Wilson’s career. In fact, as reported by NewsBusters, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and David Shuster both made such assertions during Monday’s version of “Hardball.” For instance, Shuster began Monday’s report: “For the first time since Bush administration officials revealed her undercover identity and ruined her career…”
With that in mind, now that Wilson is going to become a millionaire as a result of Plamegate, if the media are correct in their continuous assertions that this incident is all the fault of the Bush administration, shouldn’t the president’s team now be congratulated for advancing Wilson’s career in such a dramatic fashion…chuckle, chuckle?
Boy, I sure wish the Administration would ruin my career like this!