But .. but …

… everyone knew Joe Wilson had a wife!

Waxman, just now:

I have been advised by the CIA, that even now after all that has happened, I cannot disclose the full nature, scope and character of Ms. Wilson’s service to our nation without causing serious damage to our national security interests. But General Hayden and the CIA have cleared these following comments for these hearings. During her employment at the CIA, Ms. Wilson was undercover. Her employment status at the CIA was classified information, prohibited from disclosure under Executive Order 12958. At the time of the publication of Robert Novak’s column on July 14, 2003, Ms. Wilson’s CIA employment status was covert. This was classified information.

This of course, makes no sense, as Sean Hannity and the right wing bloggers have spent the past year assuring us that Valerie Plame was not a covert operative. In fact, Conservative Jones grappled with this very mystery last year, in this cartoon.