When the Discovery Channel finally turns its attention to the science of the douchebag, Victoria Toensing will surely be featured.
This week, with the Waxman hearings on the Plame-gate scandal has brought to light the mosquito-buzzing-in-your-ear effect of Toensing, who has been everywhere since the outing of Valerie Plame, claiming adenoid-ally that Plame was not covert by definition, and therefore (by definition) her good friend Robert Novak was not guilty of breaking the law, nor was anyone in the Administration guilty of exposing her. In other words, there was no crime commited.
Toensing appeared as a Republican witness was asked about her claims that Plame was not covert.
“Not under the law,” Toensing responded. “I’m giving you the legal interpretation under the law and I helped draft the law. The person is supposed to reside outside the United States.”
Except that the statute does not say that the person must reside out of the United States, only that the person serves outside of the United States. And in a strange moment of candor for a professional liar, Toensing admitted that she never talked to Valerie Plame or to the CIA about Valerie Plame.
So, to put it bluntly, Toensign, had no idea if Plame had served outside of the US in the past five years, no idea if Plame had travelled on CIA business in the past five years and it seems had no idea of the language used in the statute she so proudly claims authorship. Simply put Toensing admitted that she knew nothing of substance.