Monday, November 15, 2004

Trying to get rid of J. Edgar Hoover and then finding it was simply too difficult, [Lyndon Johnson] admitted, "Well, it's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside pissing in."

--David Halberstam, The Best and the Brightest

Hmmm ... first Bush moves to purge the CIA of "officers believed to have been disloyal" to him (according to Knut Royce at Newsday) and now Colin Powell is resigning. I think Bush might want to get a few extra mops for his tent.


(Yeah, I know -- Powell was the "good soldier" for Bush all these years. But Bush won't be his superior officer soon, and after that, it's legacy time.)


UPDATE: Oh, and speaking of tents and calls of nature, the New York Daily News has this today:

Should Condoleezza Rice be worried about the memoir that ex- CIA director George Tenet is peddling?

The former spy chief "trashes" the national security adviser in his book proposal, one publishing insider tells us.

"He claims she was incompetent, that she didn't do her job" when it came to protecting the country from terrorists, the source says....

I think we're going to see a lot of this kind of thing in the near future.

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