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Columnist Hints Book Was Source That Led to Use of C.I.A. Officer's Name [Robert Novak]
New York Times ^ | 8/2/05

Posted on 08/02/2005 12:05:15 AM PDT by Chester A. Arthur

Columnist Hints Book Was Source That Led to Use of C.I.A. Officer's Name

By ANNE E. KORNBLUT

Published: August 2, 2005

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 - One of the most puzzling aspects of the C.I.A. leak case has had to do with the name of the exposed officer. Why did the syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak identify her as Valerie Plame in exposing her link to the C.I.A. in July 2003 when she had been known for years both at the agency and in her personal life by her married name, Valerie Wilson?

Mr. Novak offered a possible explanation for the disconnect on Monday, suggesting in his column that he could have obtained Ms. Wilson's maiden name from the directory Who's Who in America, which used that name in identifying her as the wife of Joseph C. Wilson IV, a former ambassador.

Mr. Novak did not explicitly cite the directory as his source. Nor was this his first public reference to the Who's Who listing. In a column in October 2003, three months after he had first disclosed Ms. Wilson's name and her role, Mr. Novak cited the published listing as evidence that Ms. Wilson's identity was "no secret."

But in drawing renewed attention to the published listing, Mr. Novak seemed to suggest more directly than ever before that the scrutiny that has focused on which of his sources provided him the name might have been misplaced, and that he might well have figured it out by himself.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cialeak; novak; plame; rove
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1 posted on 08/02/2005 12:05:16 AM PDT by Chester A. Arthur
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To: Chester A. Arthur
Know Someone
Who Belongs in
Who's Who?


Marquis Who's Who welcomes your nominations! Have you, or someone you know, made significant contributions to a particular field of study? Please let us know!


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2 posted on 08/02/2005 12:11:48 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Chester A. Arthur

Want to be in Who's Who?

http://www.marquiswhoswho.com/bioformamerpub.pdf


3 posted on 08/02/2005 12:18:29 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
How Marquis Who's Who Candidates are Selected and Data is Updated

The primary selection criteria for Marquis Who's Who Publications are: 1. Position of leadership held at significant organization, 2. educational attainments, 3. noteworthy achievement in creative works (writings, music, television, movies, etc.) 4. significant publishing or public speaking experience, or 5. contributions to the community. For listees in Who's Who in America, these accomplishments tend to be national in scope.

Marquis Who's Who identifies candidates for inclusion through a variety of means including colleague, family, and even self-nominations that we receive though our web site and through the mail. We have a research staff that analyzes "high profile" candidates to ensure that the upper echelons in all fields are being represented. Marquis also acquires membership lists to prestigious trade and professional associations. The purpose of the initial stage is to identify a core group of individuals whom Marquis believes may have the requisite qualifications for a listing.

After the candidates are identified, Marquis invites them to submit their biographical data for consideration. The submitted data is then reviewed by our editorial staff in conjunction with listing standards developed initially with the first volume of Who's Who in America in 1899 and refined yearly ever since. The listing standards cover a broad spectrum of professions, with over 800 occupational designations supported in Marquis directories.

4 posted on 08/02/2005 12:19:33 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Marquis Who's Who identifies candidates for inclusion through a variety of means including colleague, family, and even self-nominations

Na, not Joe Wilson... a good liberal would never do that whould he....

5 posted on 08/02/2005 12:23:41 AM PDT by konaice
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To: Howlin

BTW ... do we know exactly when the Wilson's got on that list ... like what year?


6 posted on 08/02/2005 12:32:23 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: konaice

I'd bet my house he did it himself. I bet it even says "Listed in Who's Who" on his business card.

And most people who really ARE somebody sneer at that sort of thing........LOL.


7 posted on 08/02/2005 12:32:38 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Good reference, great links!


8 posted on 08/02/2005 12:34:42 AM PDT by bd476
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To: Howlin
I'd bet my house he did it himself. I bet it even says "Listed in Who's Who" on his business card.

Are you serious! LOL. You don't happen to have a source or a n image of that business card do you?

9 posted on 08/02/2005 12:34:42 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: Howlin
Right you are, on ALL accounts!
10 posted on 08/02/2005 12:37:05 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: TheOtherOne

No, but doesn't he strike you as the type that would do that?


11 posted on 08/02/2005 12:40:13 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
No, but doesn't he strike you as the type that would do that?

Obviously he does, since I asked you for the image!

12 posted on 08/02/2005 12:47:43 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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When I was first starting out in the consulting business, I nominated myself to "Who's Who".

Got listed, no problems; no questions; No $ . I didn't even buy the book!

Ha Ha.

I put it on my resume and a couple of ads to impress the ignorant.... only a couple of people were dumb enough to think it meant anything.

If I could get in the book ANY jerk (or his wife) can.


13 posted on 08/02/2005 1:11:44 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Howlin
So, now we know Joe Wilson nominated himself?! lol!

That sound just like him!
14 posted on 08/02/2005 1:23:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Howlin
Or maybe Chris Matthews or Tim Russert nominated him. Or even Larry Johnson could have done it. So many choices. roflol!

After all, he did have a Rolex watch, so he says, he doesn't want the "makeup girl" to get soiled. PUKE!

The chicken strut, the arrogance, the attitude, the bragging...everything screams, PHONY!

15 posted on 08/02/2005 1:28:59 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: konaice
"Na, not Joe Wilson... a good liberal would never do that whould he...."

Probably has himself paged at airports.

16 posted on 08/02/2005 2:13:00 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Teddy is all wet.)
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To: Chester A. Arthur
One of the most puzzling aspects of the C.I.A. leak case has had to do with the name of the exposed officer. Why did the syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak identify her as Valerie Plame in exposing her link to the C.I.A. in July 2003 when she had been known for years both at the agency and in her personal life by her married name, Valerie Wilson?

Novak did not identify Plame by "Plame", "Wilson", or any other name in his column. He merely referred to her as Joe Wilson's wife.

After all the ink that has been spilled over this case, how can people still be getting the basic things wrong? Things that are easy to find from the printed record?

17 posted on 08/02/2005 2:32:52 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Jumpmaster

LOL

"Joseph Wilson . . . Joseph C. Wilson the fourth, a former ambassador, recently in all the papers, please go to the Diplomatic VIP Lounge."


18 posted on 08/02/2005 2:49:46 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Chester A. Arthur

Being in Who's Who is like being hall monitor in Jr. High. It means nothing. You can get in it for being president of your high school art club. Geesh.


19 posted on 08/02/2005 2:57:54 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (...when the Iraqi soldiers stand up, we will stand down...GWB)
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To: Chester A. Arthur
Is it me or doesn't anyone see the irony and hilarity of what Novak did?

These dorks outed themselves and he only put 2 and 2 together.

Hoisted again by their own petard's!

I am sure more revolations lie this to come, including Fitzgerald's indictments etc.

20 posted on 08/02/2005 3:09:39 AM PDT by taildragger
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