louder than others, where the talk is frenzied and the opinions are flying, then Joe is sure to be in the middle of it. Valerie is more reserved but no less engaging when she is talking.
So here they were—a neighborhood family. And then the most powerful men in the country decided that the Wilsons were getting in the way of their personal agenda of economic domination through war-mongering. Their lives were overturned. And after they were targeted and Valerie’s CIA career was ruined, they were attacked and victimized all over again by the right-wing defenders of the White House for having the temerity to stick up for themselves.
I never thought they were defending themselves.
The Wilsons knew and still know that when the powers that be can do that to them, they can do it to anyone. And they needed to be stopped. It seems by the reaction to the Libby verdict that no one at the White House or their defenders has learned any remorse or taken any responsibility for what they’ve done to the Wilson’s other victims of their bullying or self-interested governing for that matter.
The Wilsons are moving on. This week, in fact. They are taking a family ski trip this weekend and then moving out West permanently. The kids will start in a new school in two weeks.
I am sad they are leaving the neighborhood. But who can blame them. They need a fresh start. The country needs a fresh start too. I am just glad that this guilty verdict happened this week. I see it as a going away present to the Wilsons.