The condensed Joseph Wilson.

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May 6 2004 6:33 PM

The Condensed Joseph Wilson

Slate reads The Politics of Truth so you don't have to.

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Page 355: The New York Times' Robert Semple tells Wilson he restored luster to the paper after the Jayson Blair quagmire. Wilson, modestly: "I had not imagined that anyone at the paper would attribute their improvement to me or my piece." 

Page 361: In Beverly Hills, Wilson lunches with Norman Lear ("worldly wise … indomitable passion"); wife, Lyn ("easygoing companion … dedicated partner"); interior decorator Mary Leonard ("ebullient … political junkie"); and Warren Beatty ("inimitable").

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Page 409-410: After fretting about her lost anonymity, Valerie Plame poses for Vanity Fair. Wilson: "With proper precautions taken, I saw no reason to deprive ourselves of the pleasure of being photographed together as the happily married couple that we are."

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