Joe and Val in their own living hell

The website Dummie Funnies offers an amusing and rather accurate (in my view) account of what awaits Joseph Wilson IV and his wife Valerie Plame, now that they have been utterly discredited. Worse than being scroned, they will be shunned as non—persons by those whose adulation has become a vital and expected part of their new lives.

Welcome to the personal Hell of Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame. They are about to permanently suffer the fate they fear most———nonentity. For Joe and Valerie, there will be no more invitations to trendy Georgetown parties as part of Washington's A—List. In fact they won't even be on the Z—List. People who until recently hailed them as heroes in the battle against the EVIL Republicans will now treat them as if they don't exist. No more smug smirks as you enter White House Correspondents dinners as special guests because those same liberal correspondents are now wishing you never existed. You see, you caused the liberals to crawl out onto a limb for you and now the branch has been sawed off in the form of a newspaper editorial. Had the newspaper been some rightwing sheet out in the sticks, you would have welcomed such an attack because you could pose as martyrs once again. Unfortunately, you can't pose like a couple of drama queens for yet another laughable photo shoot oozing with phony histrionics. This time you have been thrown under the bus by none other than the liberal Washington Post in the form of a scathing EDITORIAL calling you a devious liar.

Of course, my preference would be for a rather more active form of punishment for this DC fun couple. But I will take their living as nonpersons.

Hat tip: Larwyn

Thomas Lifson   9 09 06

The website Dummie Funnies offers an amusing and rather accurate (in my view) account of what awaits Joseph Wilson IV and his wife Valerie Plame, now that they have been utterly discredited. Worse than being scroned, they will be shunned as non—persons by those whose adulation has become a vital and expected part of their new lives.

Welcome to the personal Hell of Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame. They are about to permanently suffer the fate they fear most———nonentity. For Joe and Valerie, there will be no more invitations to trendy Georgetown parties as part of Washington's A—List. In fact they won't even be on the Z—List. People who until recently hailed them as heroes in the battle against the EVIL Republicans will now treat them as if they don't exist. No more smug smirks as you enter White House Correspondents dinners as special guests because those same liberal correspondents are now wishing you never existed. You see, you caused the liberals to crawl out onto a limb for you and now the branch has been sawed off in the form of a newspaper editorial. Had the newspaper been some rightwing sheet out in the sticks, you would have welcomed such an attack because you could pose as martyrs once again. Unfortunately, you can't pose like a couple of drama queens for yet another laughable photo shoot oozing with phony histrionics. This time you have been thrown under the bus by none other than the liberal Washington Post in the form of a scathing EDITORIAL calling you a devious liar.

Of course, my preference would be for a rather more active form of punishment for this DC fun couple. But I will take their living as nonpersons.

Hat tip: Larwyn

Thomas Lifson   9 09 06