June 25, 2004


Bush narrowing choices for CIA director (AP, 6/24/04)

Administration officials say President Bush has narrowed his field of candidates for CIA director to at least two people, just two weeks after outgoing director George Tenet announced his departure.

Two administration officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Bush is focusing on House Intelligence Chairman Porter Goss, R-Fla., and at least one other candidate. The officials spoke on the condition they not be identified because the president prefers to make his own personnel announcements.

"The president has not made a decision, and there's more than one candidate," said White House communications director Dan Bartlett.

An outsider with executive experience would be more useful.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 25, 2004 8:37 AM

Is running NYC executive experience? :)

Because Rudy G is my choice.

Posted by: kevin whited at June 25, 2004 9:01 AM

Gen. McCaffery deserves some consideration. New guy needs to be hard headed internally and aggressive towards our enemies. I don't envy a guy who has to manage malcontents like 'anonymous' who's been doing CNN pimping his book.

Posted by: JAB at June 25, 2004 9:42 AM

The best man for the job would be Dick Cheney. That would also free up the Veep position for Condi.

Posted by: Bartman at June 25, 2004 10:25 AM