Obama Chooses Leon Panetta As CIA Director. Did I Hear That Right?

1-05-09

In yet another bizarre twist to the PEBO saga Obama has tagged the 70 year old Leon Panetta to be the new CIA director, apparently unaware of all the criticism leveled at the 72 year old John McCain who many felt would keel over and croak the day after he became president, if “selected.”

Panetta? What does this guy know about the intelligence world? So he was Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, that is some qualification? It’s bad enough a little over half this country stuck a clueless newbie nitwit into the top job but did these idiots ever stop to think about the impact of that decision on down the line? I would ask one of these clowns what they were thinking but they are all back to their X-Boxes, MTV and jumping off house roofs into foot deep inflatable swimming pools.

As I see all of these old Clinton era retreads getting soaked in solution to bring them back to life as members of Obama’s staff I can’t help but wonder what the Hillary groupies are thinking right now. Change? Change my ass. How about dropping the old Chevy in reverse and hitting the gas?

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As much as I hate to see it 😀 it seems many Democrats aren’t too pleased with the choice either. Fox News reports that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Land of fruits and nutz., the incoming chairwoman of the Select Senate Intelligence Committee had no clue and wasn’t even informed of the selection of Panetta to head the CIA.

“I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the CIA director. I know nothing about this, other than what I’ve read. My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best-served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time,” Feinstein said in a written statement. A spokesman said Feinstein had not received a phone call about Panetta from anyone in the Obama camp and first learned about the decision from news reports.

(Many “news” organizations seem to make a habit out of altering or removing stories soon after they are published on the web so one must grab the quotes as quickly as they can before they disappear.)

I’m wondering how in the world Obama could be so bold as to blow off someone that has been in the senate since dirt was brand new like Feinstein? No call? No email? No Blackberry alert? Nothing at all Barry? How cold and crass! Imagine a U.S. Senator having to rely on the lamestream media just like the rest of us peons!

FOX News has learned that outgoing Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., does not approve of the Panetta pick either.

Party unity and visceral partisanship aside incoming and outgoing chairmen not liking Obama’s pick cannot be a good sign for the country and where it may be headed under the wet behind the ears rookie.

They also noted that since Panetta served as chief of staff for Clinton, he will surely face questions about the Clinton administration terror policy and what critics saw as “dropping the ball” in the 1990s.

Clinton dropped the ball on his shift when it came to terrorism? Gee who knew? Should be interesting to hear what Panetta has to say about that era during the confirmation hearing.

Panetta is just the latest Clinton-era official to be invited into Obama’s administration. Obama’s pick for chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, also worked in the Clinton White House as a senior adviser to the president. A number of other nominees to key positions worked in the Clinton administration.

Yes it is shaping to be a Clinton third term after all isn’t it? Only this time it looks like the cranky old hag gets a crack at it.

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