The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Plame
Perhaps the oddest thing about the whole
“You went into jail in the summer. It is fall now. You will have stories to cover--Iraqi elections and suicide bombers, biological threats and the Iranian nuclear program. Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them. Come back to work---and life. Until then, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.”
There are two prevailing theories about this graph: a) Lewis was warming up for entry into the Bulwer-Lytton contest for wretched writing, or 2) it was a coded message instructing Judy what she should and shouldn’t tell the grand jury. In any case, it reveals a relationship far more intimate than anyone was previously aware of.
I can now confidently state #2 is the correct theory, and that I’ve cracked the code. The answer? It’s an anagram.
It’s not commonly known, but
“They turn in clusters” anagrams into “truth incenses truly” or “truth n’ rusty silence” – both referring to Miller’s refusal to testify before the grand jury without Scooter's approval. (An alternate anagram is “nuts! the surly cretin,” which may be a veiled reference to
Finally, “because their roots connect them” translates into “the erotic obscurement aches not” as well as “bitch the concrete, treasonous me.” These of course, may be
The bottom line:
Miller’s relationship with Libby has become more clear following the ‘discovery’ of a notebook she had neglected to mention in her grand jury testimony, which details a meeting she had with Libby on
According to highly placed sources, the phrase “Mrs. Lewis Scooter Libby” was written all over the outside of the notebook in a variety of elaborate scripts. Experts have identified the handwriting as belonging to Miller, in part because the i’s in “
Inside the back cover investigators found a crude drawing of
First comes war
Then comes Hell
Karlin a prison cell.”
One can only imagine what went on during
She did it for love.