The former spy who cover to be blown by the George W. Bush management is earlier in windy life, with a superslick ad promoting her run for Congress.
You are watching: Ex cia agent running for president
What: “Undercover,” a minute-and-a-half-long campaign advertisement for Valerie Plame, candidate for Congress in new Mexico’s third district.
Who: Plame, the former CIA operative outed in 2003 by the G.W. Bush administration, relocated to brand-new Mexico v her husband, Joe Wilson, and their children in 2007. Best now, she’s the front-runner in a crowded field of 10 Democrats and 1 Republican running for the seat vacated by Ben Lujan, who’s running for Senate.
Why us care: Plame’s very first campaign advertisement looks like the trailer because that an action-packed drama that’s a cross in between Madame Secretary and Homeland, v a dash of Fast and also Furious: speed on under to the Polls.
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It’s gained everything: atom weapons, rogue states, presidential intrigue, and some expert stunt control by the candidate herself. Twangy guitar music plays if Plame is behind the wheel the a dusty Camaro speeding v the desert. She recounts her career trying to save nukes the end of the not correct hands before the Bush management blew she cover. She shifts into reverse to make the allude that she’s to run “because we’re going backwards on national security, healthcare, and also women’s rights.” after ~ an superior 180-degree stop, she hops out of the car and strides towards the camera (in perfectly choreographed slow-mo, the course). “And yes,” she says, “they carry out teach us just how to drive like that in the CIA.”
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