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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Intelligence Czar

We understand that Robert Gates was offered the job of director of national intelligence and turned it down. This is the new position mandated by the post 9/11 frenzy over intelligence lapses.

Gates, currently president of Texas A&M, was Director of Central Intelligence under President George H. W. Bush.

Has it ever occurred to you that people who serve in appointed positions in the federal government are like baseball team managers? No matter how lousy a job they do, there is always another job waiting for them. Nothing succeeds like failure!

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