August 12, 2004

OPPOSITION TO GOSS JUMPS THE SHARK EARLY:

Gore criticizes Bush's CIA director pick (JOHN GEROME, Aug. 11, 2004, AP)

Former Vice President Al Gore charged Thursday that President Bush's nomination of Republican Rep. Porter Goss to lead the CIA continues the president's pattern of using the Sept. 11 tragedy for political benefit.

Gore, in a speech to the Music Row Democrats, said that with the selection of Goss, an eight-term congressman from Florida, Bush "just thumbed his nose" at the bipartisan commission established to investigate the attacks.

Gore said the commission recommended a change in the structure of intelligence-gathering and the creation of a new position to coordinate intelligence. Gore called a Goss, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee since 1997, a "partisan ally" of Bush who is "experienced in bitterly criticizing the Democratic nominee on the subject of the war and on the subject of intelligence-gathering."


If you're a Democrat and you see Al Gore approaching to give your cause his blessing you must feel like Fredo receiving a kiss from Michael.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 12, 2004 4:14 PM
Comments

Saw a note somewhere that the Dems won't block the nomination but use it to highlight the Bush admin's intelligence failures. So the Dems may not be giving the GOP a big gift after all by blocking the nomination.

Posted by: AWW at August 12, 2004 10:23 PM

They can't both criticize him and be seen to be co-operating.

Posted by: oj at August 12, 2004 11:10 PM

>They can't both criticize him and be seen to be
>co-operating.

only because oldthinkers unbellyfeel doublethink.

(Actually, just what is a "Music Row Democrat"?)

Posted by: Ken at August 13, 2004 3:49 PM
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