Re: Probably Not The Hookers, At Least Directly


Dana Priest says that next is a battle for intelligence control between Rumsfeld and "Death Squads" Negroponte. That can't be good. The Post also suggests that the problem is largely that Bush lost confidence in Goss a while ago, but I have lots of trouble thinking that that results in such an abrupt canning in a way that pushes a Kennedy scandal off the front page.

New York Times doesn't even mention the scandal. What fucking fishwrap.

Posted by: Matt Weiner | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 7:37 AM
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Never mind, there it is in paragraph 12 of the NYTimes article. Oops.

Posted by: Matt Weiner | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 8:16 AM
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Who was dressed as a cheerleader, Foggo or the goat? Which would be worse?

Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 8:26 AM
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New York Times

Posted by: permabot | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 8:28 AM
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Marshall also points out that Cheneyite General Michael V. Hayden is likely to replace Goss. I knew that somewhere behind that silver lining was a black cloud.

Regardless of why Goss was fired, it looks like the White House is taking the opportunity to further turn the intelligence services into a partisan tool.

Pardon me while I indulge in a little McManusite paranoia.

Posted by: Paul | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 8:35 AM
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The suddenness of the resignation, without preparation and without a successor chosen, indicates that the scandal had something to do with it. Negroponte could have marginalized Gooss without having him fired, and if Goss had ultimately decided to resign it then could have been choreographed much more neatly.

Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 9:21 AM
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I saw an incredibly annoying headline on CNN this morning: "Porter Goss's resignation: 'Just one of those mysteries.'" C'mon people, try a little!

Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 4:41 PM
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I think we can take it for granted by now that Bush is never going to bring in the grey-haired fixers when sufficiently embarrassed, Reagan- or Clinton-style. When somebody gets canned from this administration, the replacement is always someone even more deranged and/or hacktacularly loyal to the inner circle. It's the only thing they know how to do.

Posted by: Matthew McIrvin | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 5:37 PM
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I figure this is probably enough to explain Goss's resignation, even if there aren't pictures of him with a goat dressed up as a cheerleader.

Yeah but so what?

Posted by: tony | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 9:57 PM
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Indeed, one could just as easily stipulate the same of your mom.

Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 05- 6-06 10:06 PM
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you guys, that was totally the goat's idea. he was like, into that stuff. don't blame goss for stuff outside his control, like, having sex with free gay hookers in exchange for steering defense contracts to corrupt companies. now, I just have to say, that if Jeff Gannon is involved in this in any way...well, ponygasm.

Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 05- 7-06 3:14 AM
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7: That's a direct quote from Goss, I think.

Posted by: | Link to this comment | 05- 7-06 12:02 PM
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As is 11.

Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 05- 8-06 3:05 PM
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And now Foggo has resigned.

If we ever decide that Unfogged needs a mascot, I move that we name him "Foggo".

Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 05- 9-06 6:24 AM
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