Excuse Me

From Holden:

One thing I have yet to understand about the GOP talking points on Karl Rove is the basic contradiction between the assertion that Valerie Plame was the one who sent Joe Wilson to Niger and their claim that Ms. Plame was a mere secretary or analyst underserving of official cover.

How can the woman be simultaneously powerful enough to unilaterally arrange a mission to Africa for her husband and lowly desk-jockey at Langley?