January 06, 2009
Small Shoes to Fill

From the New York Times:

Leon E. Panetta, a former congressman and White House chief of staff, has been selected by President-elect Barack Obama to head the Central Intelligence Agency. The choice, disclosed Monday by Democratic officials, immediately revealed divisions in the party as two senior lawmakers questioned why Mr. Obama would nominate a candidate with limited experience in intelligence matters.

Just guessing here, but could it be the lingering aftertaste of two CIA directors with many, many years of experience in intelligence matters — George Tenet and Porter Goss?


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at January 06, 2009 11:33 AM
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DiFi and Jay Rockefeller are part of the problem. If they're unhappy with Leon Panetta being picked, good for him.

Posted by: Mahakal on January 6, 2009 12:44 PM

Exactly. I wasn't thrilled with the pick until I heard that both Feinstein and Rockefeller are unhappy. But what about Roberts? Maybe he just doesn't know what the hell he's talking about, as usual…

Posted by: Chuck Dupree on January 6, 2009 10:12 PM
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