I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Sean Penn in talks to play Joe Wilson in Valerie Plame movie
Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn is in talks to join Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts in “Fair Game,” a movie about the “drama about the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson,” according to Variety.
Plame Wilson and her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, are currently Santa Fe residents. In July 2003, Joe Wilson wrote an op-ed titled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa.” Later Plame, a covert CIA agent, was outed in news stories.
Eventually, Karl Rove and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage admitted they leaked her agency status to journalists. I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the ex-chief of staff of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of perjury for lying to a federal grand jury about his role in the scandal.
President George W. Bush commuted part of Libby’s sentence.
Penn is fresh off of winning a best-actor Oscar for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in the biopic “Milk.” Milk, a a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, was the first openly gay elected official in California. He was assassinated after less than a year in office.
So now the question becomes: Who plays Cheney and who plays Rove?