BROOKE GLADSTONE: And now, an update. Maybe, just maybe, the final shoe has dropped from the centipede known as the Valerie Plame affair. The former CIA operative, whose name was leaked in a Robert Novak column, sued the administration officials who had exposed her. Plame said that the defendants, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Lewis "Scooter" Libby and former Deputy Security of State Richard Armitage, had illegally violated her privacy and ultimately cost her her job, apparently to punish her husband for criticizing the administration.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge John Bates said the case raised, quote, "important questions relating to the proprietary of actions undertaken by our highest government officials," but that there was no legal basis for the suit. Case dismissed.
Well, like I said, maybe. On Friday, Plame's lawyer said they plan to appeal. [MUSIC UP AND UNDER]