Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Lowering The Intelligence Quotient

Well, it was bound to happen! Barack Obama finally made a really lame administration pick: Leon Panetta for CIA director! Leon Panetta? In the words of Amy Poehler and Seth Myers: "Leon Panetta -- Really?"

Don't get me wrong. Panetta is considered, in the world of DC, an "adult." He's a good administrator, and served the Clinton adminstration (great, another one of them back) well as both head of the budget office and chief of staff.

But he has not a whit of experience in the intelligence field. And, you'd think it might be a good idea to have someone with some sort of background in that sensitive area given things like, oh, 9-11 and the fact that there are two "hot" wars going on, plus the ongoing War on Terror.

So, you bring in a budget analyst/administrator?

Of course, the guy that would have made a whole lot of sense -- the guy Obama wanted in the first place -- was essentially veteoed by the liberal blogosphere because of the torture issue.

So, now we are where we are.

Leon Panetta? Really?

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