Ambassador Joseph Wilson reluctantly appears with his former mistress, the notorious Valerie Plame, in a photo shoot for the January Vanity Fair.
MORE: Alex Parker is worried.
STILL MORE: Glenn Reynolds ponders the Ambassador's conduct and tells us that "I'M OFFICIALLY PRONOUNCING THE PLAME SCANDAL BOGUS".
Well, I declared the Ambassador bogus quite some time ago, but the scandal does have a life independent of his hysteria and hype.
Not much of a life, judging from the media silence, and guessing from the leaked "politicize the intel" memo, but a life nontheless.
UPDATE: Tim Noah of Slate has one of the photos, and is scathing:
Chatterbox spares Plame Whopper status, possibly on grounds of misplaced gallantry. But Plame's extended striptease, enthusiastically barked by her husband, now has Chatterbox wondering how much of Wilson's story to believe. (It also has Chatterbox wondering when the couple will start renting themselves out for birthday parties.) Regardless of the merits, this photograph will surely give the Bush Justice Department whatever slim justification it seeks in dropping its Plamegate investigation.