September 27th, 2010
11:05 AM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Valerie Plame Wilson

The former covert CIA agent and her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, lost their place in Washington's Republican circles after late columnist Robert Novak outed her as a covert CIA operative. A New York Times profile shows how the two have rebuilt their lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She works as a consultant against nuclear proliferation; he runs the Africa division of a global construction company. Their 10-year-old twins go to public school. A biopic called "Fair Game" about the Wilsons' Bush administration travails, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, opens next month.

Jack Conroyd

The 55-year-old, a veteran Navy pilot, reportedly brought an Atlantic Southeast twin-engine jet to a safe landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York this weekend when its landing gear failed to deploy. Now, the Daily News reports that some of the 64 people aboard the Delta flight are calling the pilot "our Capt. Sully," in reference to retired pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who landed a plane in the Hudson River in 2009. Assisting Conroyd was his 33-year-old co-pilot, Larkin Newby.

Albert Greenwood Brown

A man convicted of raping and killing 15-year-old Susan Jordan, and then taunting her mother from a nearby pay phone, could become the first inmate on California’s death row to be executed in nearly five years. Executions had been on hold since 2006, after a challenge was filed over whether the state's lethal injection drugs were a humane way to end a life. Last week, a court decision allowed the executions to resume. Brown has been on death row for 30 years, after committing the crime in 1980. His attorneys are appealing his case.

KFSN: Controversy over death row execution

Dilma Rousseff

She is a grandmother, a cancer survivor and a former socialist revolutionary. In this weekend's elections in Brazil, Dilma Rousseff is also the overwhelming favorite to be elected president. A profile in Britain's Independent newspaper indicates that if she is elected, Rousseff could surpass Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton to become the most powerful woman in the world. Brazil has a population of 200 million, and its growth is rivaled only by China, the paper reports.

Shepard Fairey

The man who turned an Associated Press photograph of candidate Barack Obama into a colorized and iconic image of hope tells the National Journal that he is losing faith in the president.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Andrew D

    I wish her and her family the best, Usually a person commits treason on there country , but this women had treason committed against her by her country all in the name of deceitful political gain of a deceitful ideology, at work today with the mission of deceitful policies and politics to regain control of the minds and hearts of a country. Disgusting

    September 27, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. termlimits

    Please go away! You two are a complete disgrace to your country! % off!

    September 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • buck cameron

      Is this really the place for brainless rants? I think FOX has aplace for your opinion. Why don't you go away and leave this space for people who actually think.

      September 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      And MSNBC has a place for you!

      September 28, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jerimiah

    Shepard Fairey – If you had put your faith in Jesus (as you should have) you wouldn't be second guessing yourself right now. And, quite frankly, had you put your faith in Jesus to begin with, you would never have supported Obama in the first place. The man stands against all that is Holy through his rampant support of gay/lesbian activities, gay marriage, and abortion (infanticide/murder).

    September 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcus Petersen

      I can't believe that you believe this. I would keep that information private if I was you. It makes you look stupid instead of religous.

      September 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • R. Paulson

      Your ignorance knows no bounds.

      September 28, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. Derrick

    Valerie Plame-Wilson was needlessly endangered when her cover was blown by the very people she was serving.

    September 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hauwa

    Me I knw even understand wetin una dey talk

    September 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    I wonder how many foreign operatives were neutralized or killed as a result of the Bush adminstrations outing of her for political gain. I guess they either never thought about that, or did – but JUST DIDN'T CARE. I can only imagine how many Intelligence Oversight assets pulled their hair out and walked....

    September 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Donald in CA

    Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband are American hero's. They are honest and good people who were demonised and used by the bush administration. People shoud be in jail for what they did to this couple. Uglie is winning in America and the world is watching.

    September 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Vernon Fueston

    The Wilsons ran a political hit operation on the Bush administration, pretending to represent the vice president with her husband explicitly saying he reported directly to Cheney. That was not true. It was a put-up job from the start and the pair deserved the smack down they got for it. As for their position in "Republican Circles, I recall an article about Joseph Wilson's activities on the anti-war circuit during the run up to the Iraq war. I kind of doubt the "Republican Circles" notion.

    September 27, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim Peterson

      Did the author mean to suggest "Democratic circles", instead of "Republican circles". I thought the last major act of Joe Wilson was being a consultant to John F. Kerry's 2004 campaign. That campaign let him go after inconsistencies with his testimony regarding his claims about his findings in Niger.

      September 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John

    Before you tea party wackos have too much fun with this, from the interview with Shepard:

    Fairey explained that when he came up with the poster in 2008, he was trying to find a single image that embodied the issues he cared most about - promoting health care, helping labor, and curtailing lobbyists. He likened the issues to projectiles.

    "Looking at Obama's standpoint on various policies, it was like, 'Why throw all these particular projectiles over the wall... when I could put all those things in one projectile that I could hurl over the wall,'" Fairey said in a phone interview from Los Angeles, where he lives. "Obama was the delivery device in theory. Now, I realize that he maybe is not the correct delivery device, and I'll just deal with those issues separately."

    So, like a lot of progressives, he expected a lot of progressive change, and didn't get it. I expected a lot of progressive change that I didn't get either. Was it the fault of Obama, or the fault of his opposition? Either way, Shepard and myself aren't wishing we'd voted for McCain or something, we're wishing Obama had been *more liberal* then he's wound up being. You'd think that this would make Republicans and teabaggers happy, but no, they're gonna keep painting Obama as the biggest commie since Trotsky.

    Here's the truth:
    1. He just ain't that liberal. Yeah, he was slightly more liberal then Kerry or Clinton, but that's because both of them were dead center "Third Way" centrists, putting Obama at just a bit left of center. Progressives like myself, democratic socialists, west coast liberals, it seems like we expected a dyed-in-the-wool Progressive Liberal. Now, I knew we weren't going to get that (because this is a democracy and the majority isn't that liberal, just like how the majority isn't as conservative as the Tea Party), but I had *Hope* that he might be more progressive than he seemed.

    2. Obama likes to begin negotiations from the middle compromise position. He starts at what he thinks would be the most reasonable compromise. Then he negotiates away constantly towards the opposition's position, and winds up with something far to the right of whatever he'd first tried to get, and the right still blasts him for it. There's a reason that the health care bill looks exactly like the Republican health care proposition from 1993, and there's a reason the Republicans are acting like they hate it now.

    Now, as a centrist President, I think he's doing a pretty good job, even if he does try to negotiate too much with people who paint him as the Antichrist and who will just turn around and say he didn't try to negotiate at all. I'd like him to be more forceful, but overall, he's better then a whole lot of alternatives.

    September 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      I'm not a wacko but geez man you ain't far from it!

      September 28, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. BaltimoreJoe

    Guess CNN's not interested to post anything not matching their censor...perhaps that's the reason Fox has a 4 to 1 viewership ratio.

    September 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary J

    Is this CNN or The Onion?

    September 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary J

      My bad. This was meant for another article.

      September 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Look how all they do is go right back to arguing thier politics.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Whast odays Headline? sarah getting on a Plane? nope. Lyndsay Lohan.
    Obama jumping in front of the Education Parade.
    More Troops Go ON Trail For Muder, While More haliburton -blackwater killers walk free.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I hate you people more with every breath I Take.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      You don't even know me you F head!

      September 28, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |