Valerie Plame Wilson - I was a covert agent.
Henry Waxman (D-CA) - "Ms. Wilson was covert."
General Michael Hayden (CIA Director) - Yep, she was covert.
Victoria Toensing (wingnut extraordinaire, to testify shortly) - NO SHE WASN'T!
The wingnuts aren't gonna be happy now that this talking point is gone.
MORE: Thinkprogress lists a few of those who need to apologize to Ms. Plame:
Washington Post editorial: “The trial has provided…no evidence that she was, in fact, covert.” [Washingotn Post, 3/7/07]
Mort Kondracke: “I frankly don’t think since Valerie Plame was not a covert officer that there was a crime here.” [Fox, 3/9/07]
Sean Hannity: “She did not meet the criteria, in any way, shape, matter or form as a covert agent.” [Fox, 3/6/07]
Robert Novak: “No evidence that she was a covert agent was ever presented to the jury.” [Fox, 3/6/07]
Brit Hume: “Whether the woman was covert, Valerie Plame was covert within the meaning of the law, remains at this point, still unclear. Unlikely she was.” [Fox, 3/6/07]
Victoria Toensing: “Plame was not covert. She worked at CIA headquarters and had not been stationed abroad within five years of the date of Novak’s column.” [Washington Post, 2/18/07]