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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:06 PM

Valerie Plame, Democrat, has announced she's running for Congress

in New Mexico. Itís an open seat in the House. I saw it yesterday on MSNBC. She wants to make New Mexico the state for renewable energy. We have a lot of sunlight and a lot of wind in New Mexico, and plenty of wide open desert. That got my attention since I happen to think climate change is our most important issue.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/442888-valerie-plame-to-run-for-congress-in-new-mexico

Right now my Congressman is Ben LujŠn but heís running for the Senate in the next election, which means sheíll be my Congresswoman!

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Reply Valerie Plame, Democrat, has announced she's running for Congress (Original post)
lunatica Jun 2019 OP
mcar Jun 2019 #1
solara Jun 2019 #2
Miigwech Jun 2019 #3
themaguffin Jun 2019 #4
Sucha NastyWoman Jun 2019 #5
BigmanPigman Jun 2019 #9
Wounded Bear Jun 2019 #6
lunatica Jun 2019 #7
corbettkroehler Jun 2019 #8
GoCubsGo Jun 2019 #10
DFW Jun 2019 #35
TygrBright Jun 2019 #11
lunatica Jun 2019 #12
gristy Jun 2019 #13
mitch96 Jun 2019 #14
lunatica Jun 2019 #15
lunatica Jun 2019 #16
hughee99 Jun 2019 #19
lostnfound Jun 2019 #17
busterbrown Jun 2019 #18
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #21
DFW Jun 2019 #36
Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #37
DFW Jun 2019 #39
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #43
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #20
comradebillyboy Jun 2019 #28
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #30
comradebillyboy Jun 2019 #31
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #34
brooklynite Jun 2019 #22
SpankMe Jun 2019 #23
bpositive Jun 2019 #24
BadgerMom Jun 2019 #25
JustAnotherGen Jun 2019 #26
Liberal In Texas Jun 2019 #27
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #32
Vegas Roller Jun 2019 #29
duforsure Jun 2019 #33
DFW Jun 2019 #38
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #40
DFW Jun 2019 #41
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #42
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lunatica Jun 2019 #45

Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:08 PM

1. Yes!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:29 PM

2. Yes!

She will be great and New Mexico is getting serious about renewable energy, her timing is perfect

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:32 PM

3. Yes, we will take her to our side

 

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:36 PM

4. She will be great.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:37 PM

5. Saw her on TV yesterday

She was quite impressive, full of confidence. Northern New Mexico will be lucky to have her .

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:46 PM

9. I had the same impression when I saw her.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:42 PM

6. Sounds good!

You know she loves the country...and hates Repubs.

Seriously, we could use an intelligent woman like her working for us.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:44 PM

7. She gets the Constitution oath too!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:44 PM

8. Sorry We Had To Wait This Long But Booyah! (n/t)

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:53 PM

10. I thought she announced it weeks ago.

She was on Stephanie Miller's show last month discussing it. I guess maybe it wasn't "official" then? Whatever. I'm glad she is going for it!

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:28 PM

35. She did, and it was official

Even back then.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:54 PM

11. Mine, too! I am PUMPED about it! n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:00 PM

12. I don't think anyone else has more name recognition

And itís justice!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:03 PM

13. Ah, excellent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Plame

Valerie Elise Plame Wilson (nťe Plame, August 13, 1963), known as Valerie Plame, Valerie E. Wilson, and Valerie Plame Wilson, is a writer, spy novelist, and former operations officer who worked at the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). As the subject of the 2003 Plame affair, also known as the CIA leak scandal, Plame's identity as covert officer of the CIA was leaked to and subsequently published by Robert Novak of the Washington Post.

In the aftermath of the scandal, Richard Armitage in the U.S. Department of State was identified as one source of the information, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of lying to investigators. After a failed appeal, President George W. Bush commuted Libby's sentence and in 2018, President Donald Trump pardoned him. No one was formally charged with leaking the information.

In collaboration with a ghostwriter, Plame wrote a memoir detailing her career and the events leading up to her resignation from the CIA. She has subsequently written and published at least two spy novels. A 2010 biographical feature film, Fair Game, was produced based on memoirs by her and her husband.

In May 2019, Plame announced her intention to run for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district.[1]

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:03 PM

14. Good!!! Karma is a bitch....

Didn't Cheney torpedo here career? Hope she pays it back...
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:06 PM

15. I hope she does it by being extraordinarily successful!

Screw the Cheneys. All of them!

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:27 PM

16. Yes, Cheney told Scooter Libby to out her identity

They were determined to go to war and made things up. They said Iraq was buying yellow cake from Niger. Valero Plameís husband, Joe Wilson, who had been Ambassador there went and found out it wasnít true. He published the story That it wasnít true and that pissed Cheney off. Cheney then outed Wilsonís wife. She was working in secret to keep track of nuclear weapons Russia was selling in the Middle East after the US/USSR made a pact to cut back on Nuclear Weapons.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:04 PM

19. The person who outed her identity was Richard Armitage.

I havenít seen anyone, right or left, even claim that Cheney put him up to it. It seems the two didnít get along.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:52 PM

17. Looking forward to THAT. 👍

She has knowledge and experience that would be beneficial to the congress and the country.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:01 PM

18. Yep a True American Hero...

along with her husband.... We could really use her on our side...

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:06 PM

21. Ex husband.

They are now divorced.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:29 PM

36. The split is fairly recent

Neither Valerie nor Joe has wanted to make a big splash of it.

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Response to DFW (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:32 PM

37. My parents say they saw her

down here in Silver City, New Mexico at a Western New Mexico University function accompanying the president of WNMU. Just a little gossip for ya lol. I donít know if they are mistaken or not.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #37)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:38 PM

39. I never ask her about that kind of thing.

My wife would have me in chains if she even knew I had made a casual inquiry! Besides, considering her former profession, Valerie would probably never tell me even if I did ask!

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Response to DFW (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:45 PM

43. They've been divorced about two years.

And you're right, neither one made a big splash of it.

The local paper doesn't print divorce notices, and they simply weren't at all public about their split. I've lived in cities where divorces were published in the local paper, and that was always entertaining reading.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:05 PM

20. Yes, she announced this several weeks ago.

I live in that district, and as much as I like Ms. Plame, there is, in my opinion, an even better but not as well known candidate for that seat. It's Teresa Leger Fernandez, who has lived her entire life in Northern New Mexico. She's an attorney who focusses on social justice issues. Unfortunately, she's almost invisible at this point.

I am not a fan of Ben Ray Lujan. I believe the only other person who has declared for that Senate seat is Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who has her own flaws, but I'll vote for her in the primary if no one I like better shows up.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:26 PM

28. How much support does Plame have outside Santa Fe?

Has she any supporters in the Hispanic community? It's a big heavily Hispanic district.

I'm ok with Ben Ray but I do like Maggie a lot. But our primary is still a year away. A lot can happen.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:41 PM

30. I honestly have no idea.

And it's nearly a year too soon to have any real clue. The primary won't be until June of next year.

The only reason I'm aware of the various candidates is because I both pay careful attention to these things and I subscribe to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the local newspaper. One of my friends here mocks me for getting it, but then I'm very aware of local things he hasn't a clue about.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:45 AM

31. The Santa Fe New Mexican probably has the best political coverage

of any paper in the state. Otherwise the Albuquerque outlets dominate the media and are very skimpy about covering the rest of the state. Also check out Joe Monahan's blog for breaking political stories.

http://joemonahansnewmexico.blogspot.com/

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:42 PM

34. Thank you for the link.

I wasn't familiar with that blog.

I like the New Mexican. Heck, if the only thing I got from the paper was the crossword puzzle and the funnies I'd consider it worthwhile. One of the things I like best is how on Tuesdays there's always an article about some local restaurant or distillery or some such. Yesterday's was about a local grocery store that stocks things from Central and South America, and how it's planning on building a much larger store on Airport Road, pretty near where I live. The kind of thing that makes this a real community.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:09 PM

22. This'll be a wide open Primary...

Rob Apodaca (D) - Political Consultant & Ex-USDA Official
Dineh Benally (D) - Navajo Tribe Agricultural Officer & Hemp Legalization Activist
Gavin Kaiser (D) - Hallucinogenic Mushroom Legalization Advocate
Teresa Leger (D) - Attorney & Ex-Clinton White House Fellow
Jaymeson Pegue (D) - Attorney
Valerie Plame (D) - Ex-CIA Officer & Author
Joseph Sanchez (D) - State Rep., Rancher & Engineer
Marco Serna (D) - Sante Fe County District Attorney
Victor Snover (D) - Aztec Mayor, Retired Army NCO & Army JROTC Teacher

They'll need to sort this out before I consider getting involved.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:36 PM

23. Good luck to her. I'll probably donate to her even though I live in California

I'm originally from NM, and I may end up there in retirement. It seems that renewable/future energy is a good fit for NM as a prime focus.

You have finance in NY, oil in TX, entertainment/agriculture/technology in CA, gambling in NV...many states have their themes and principle characteristic industries. Renewable energy sounds like something that both NM and AZ should gang up on and dominate.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:54 PM

24. Yes

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:57 PM

25. Aw-right! She'll be my rep!

Looking forward to it.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:01 PM

26. I'll give money to that campaign

She will be fantastic. Hope she wins and gets on intelligence/foreign relations committees. She has grit!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:43 PM

27. YES!

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Go Go Go!


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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 10:40 AM

32. I agree, she's brilliant and served her country well.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:31 PM

29. She will be fantastic

 

Go Valerie!!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:14 PM

33. She will make Congress much better

If NM will vote her into office, and need other smart women like her in Congress and the White House,where smart is totally. Absent at the moment. I'd give her my vote in a heartbeat if I lived there.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:35 PM

38. I contributed to her campaign already.

I have known Valerie for well over ten years, and she is articulate, VERY smart, and completely sincere about wanting to serve the country again. I'm sure her idealism, already battered by what she went through from the Cheney White House, will suffer a few new blows. I am also confident that she is strong enough to handle the new ones. I was in touch with her before she had even made the final decision to run, and encouraged her to go for it (I'm presumably not alone there). She will make NM proud!

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Response to DFW (Reply #38)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:56 PM

40. This is an endorsement I can "believe".

I'm saddened that recent news is more about her marriage than her patriotism.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #40)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:28 PM

41. That was a long time brewing

They had been under a constant strain ever since the outing. They tried to make it work, but things just weren't the same since. At some point you have to admit it and move on, and so they did.

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Response to DFW (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:35 PM

42. Mine is not to ask the reason why.

I wish them both good well and continued public service.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:15 PM

44. I have solar panels on my house but ........big corps are doing the wind farms & solar farms here

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and instead of keeping the solar energy for NM, they are shipping most of it out of state. The big problem is we don't have the infrastructure to ship so much solar out of state and there are huge land fights - because no one wants 150 ft. towers on their land. I know because I have small towers (90 ft) going through my land from a windmill farm in NM to bring solar to Arizona. So, my land is devalued and my view is fucked for a company to make money sending energy out of state. The infrastructure fights between landowners and corporations has been going on bigly over here. We have a community organization _ Resistiendo _ to fight all this stuff. We just got another big wind farm company out of our town, but the next town over is now fighting them.

What we want is solar for NM - not huge companies making huge bucks and ruining the landscape and views to make money.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:14 AM

45. I agree with you

It makes zero sense to be doing the solar farms but not benefitting from them and another state gets that benefit. If theyíre here then the first to benefit should be us. Then do it for others. Renewable energy is needed everywhere, not just over there, wherever there is.

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