Mon Dieu! How many GOP criminal and sleaze GATES are there!? We will run out of courtrooms, judges and prosecutors. Citizens will have to quit their jobs to serve as jurors. This does not bode well for our country, folks. Retired generals and former CIA officials are breaking code, so to speak, and are tearing openly and publicly into Bush's destructive policies. I would venture to say such action on the part of generals and CIA officials is unprecedented. Things are getting rather desperate in Washington. LS
MOVING ON TO THE HOOKERGATE SCANDAL AT THE WATERGATE HOTEL
Apparently Goss and Foggo were frequent guests at the Wilkes/ Cunningham gambling and prostitution suite at the Watergate Hotel, but they insist they only went for the poker and expensive cigars.
Found on The York Daily News.com via Raw Story.com
"NY DAILY NEWS: CIA BOSS GOSS IS COOKED
MORE ON GOSS AND HOOKERGATE
ON CIA PORTER GOSS AND HOOKERGATE
MAUREEN DOWD OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ON POKER, HOOKERS AND SPOOKS
A great piece written by Maureen Dowd in her usual witty, ironic and brilliant fashion.
Raw Story.com has excerpts. To view the entire piece, if one does not subscribe to the NYT, a registration fee has to be paid to access NY Times Select.com., unfortunately. It is well worth subscribing.
Here are a few more excerpts if you do not want to subscribe. LS
Yesterday, Porter Goss lost the job he never should have had in the first place. After John Negroponte gave Mr. Goss the ax, W. went biking in Beltsville, Md.
When spooks get spiked, W. spins the spokes.
The C.I.A. missed 9/11 and W.M.D., so you'd think President Bush would want a superstar in the job. Instead, he put in a Cheney lackey whose first move was to warn agency employees to get in line, that their job was to "support the administration and its policies." Mr. Goss's last move was to fire a top C.I.A. officer, Mary McCarthy, who was accused of, but denied, leaking the secret C.I.A. prisons story.
Mr. Goss got the job even though the 9/11 commissioners had declared that Congressional oversight of intelligence was "dysfunctional" at a time he ran the House intelligence panel.
He got the job even though he tried to help the vice president suffocate the 9/11 commission. At the C.I.A., he relied on so many cronies, he made Brownie look professional.
The benign but still disturbing explanation for his abrupt termination ˜ given all the home videos that Qaeda terrorists are brazenly sending out ˜ is that he and John "10 Fingers" Negroponte were fighting over access to W., like teenage girls over the prom king. (Wasn't Mr. Negroponte's position created to quell turf battles?)
Even conservatives found yesterday's chain of events suspicious. Bill Kristol said on Fox News, "I think there were either serious disputes or some internal problem at the agency or some scandal conceivably involving an associate of Goss's."
The president is supposed to announce Mr. Goss's successor on Monday. It's clear that the White House is again making policy on the fly.
With all these loony threads, conspiracy theorists are having fun weaving dime-novel scenarios.
MAUREEN DOWD OF THE NYT: POKER, HOOKERS AND SPOOKS
TOM DELAY KNEW ABRAMOFF ARRANGED SCOTLAND GOLF TRIP
UH OH! Another GOP lie surfaces. I wonder if Tommy Boy hung with his colleague-in-crime Cunningham and the spooks in the gambling and whoring suite, ironically, at The Watergate Hotel. LS
From Yahoo.News.com viaThe Huffington Post.com
DELAY KNEW ABRAMOFF FUNDED TRIP TO SCOTLAND BUT WENT ANYWAY