Plame Tell-All Blasts the White House

Says her smearing was practice for Kerry's; CIA redacted pages of book
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2007 3:40 PM CDT
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame takes part in a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, in this July 14, 2006, file photo. Citing that the information remains classified, a federal...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Famously outed spy Valerie Plame hits back at the Bush administration in Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, the AP reports. The book blasts the administration's "arrogance and intolerance," and calls the smear campaign against her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a dress rehearsal for Karl Rove's swiftboating of John Kerry.

Whole pages of the book were redacted after Plame lost a court battle against the CIA, and critics say it sheds very little light. The title refers to Rove's comment that Plame was "fair game."  "The next time we were in line for Communion, I would whisper softly, 'My name's Fair Game, what's yours?'" writes the ex-spy of her fellow parishioner.