Porter Goss, director ofthe CIA has quit, effective immediately!
Josh Marshall and his team have the first intelligent comment:
[T]he talking heads on CNN were speculating whether Goss's departure might be part of Josh Bolten's 'new blood' shake up in the Bush administration. I don't suppose it anything to do with the fact that Goss is neck deep in the Wilkes-Corruption-and-Hookers story that's been burbling in the background all week. We don't know definitely why Goss pulled the plug yet. But the CIA Director doesn't march over to the White House and resign, effective immediately, unless something very big is up.
I'm with Josh. Heads of government agencies don't just get up one morning and say, "I'd like to spend more time with the kids right now." Something very big is going on. And it's hard not to notice (unless you work for CNN) that this announcement has come only one week after the Hookers-for-votes story--with links to the top of the CIA--was announced. For the most part, the national media has ignored that story all week, prefering to take pictures of gas station price signs. Maybe this will wake them up.