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  •  Not if that's not her name. It's rude (1+ / 0-)
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    galaxy33

    and condescending.  I know from experience.  I made a conscious decision to continue using the name I was born with.  I'm constantly dealing with people who want to decide for me that I should have changed it.  It's damn annoying - and damn rude.  Damn it.

    •  She went by Valerie Wilson after she (10+ / 0-)

      married.  It was Novak who exposed her by her maiden name, some six years after she started going by Wilson.

      A success that hasn't occured yet.

      by 2lucky on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 02:58:08 PM PDT

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      •  If it's what she uses, then it's what everyone (0+ / 0-)

        should use.  I just didn't like to see anyone ignoring whatever decision she made.  But it looks like that's what's been happening up until now.  Very strange!  Usually it's people - expecially conservatives - who insist a woman must adopt her husband's name.  

        •  They're not insisting she use her husband's (1+ / 0-)
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          name, she chose to take it when she married. The only reason the name "Plame" is in there to flag her as the Valerie Plame that was betrayed by the WH.  I don't see how read any bad intent here.

          If it bothers her, she'll certainly be free to note it in her statement.  But, I sincerely doubt it.  She's been a target of every slimy political trick in the book.

          A success that hasn't occured yet.

          by 2lucky on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 03:52:54 PM PDT

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          •  You misunderstood - or I stated it poorly - (0+ / 0-)

            what I was saying is that whatever she uses is what everyone should use.  If she chose to take Wilson, then that's her name.  If she didn't, then no one else has the right to try and foist it upon her.  Sounds like she made the choice to use Wilson, and so obviously anyone else using it is appropriate.
            I brought the issue up because I had never before seen the name of Wilson used in referring to her, other than when applied to her husband.  So I've always assumed she did not change her name upon marriage, and that someone was in fact trying to foist it on her.  Since it sounds, from others' posts, that she did change it, there's certainly no problem at all.

    •  She appears to go by that name (2+ / 0-)
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      SusanHu, Ellicatt

      now that her cover is blown. Link.

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