i find it interesting our new president wants leon panetta to be his cia director. actually it sorta has me a bit flummoxed. i just don’t see it and hopefully those on the hill won’t see it either. yeah, i know this is sorta like beating a (hopefully) dead horse but what can i say?
yes, the guy has been around and is more or less a hack like all the other hacks that make a living being a hack in washington, dc. thing is he has no credentials to be director of the cia other than he’s a re-tread hack and he may or may not have actually read all of tom clancy’s novels. any the ways, he’s an unqualified hack. so much for change. that goes for the others in the cabinet as well. but that’s for another time. perhaps. if mr. panetta is confirmed i imagine his first day on the job would go something like this.
good morning, mr. panetta. welcome to the cia. would you care for a cup of coffee, sir?
good morning. why, yes i would. thank you.
mr. panetta is given his cup of coffee.
then he says, i’d like to look around and perhaps have a meeting with senior personnel in an hour or two.
of course, sir. no problem, sir. i’ll start working on that right away, sir. would you like to see your office now, sir?
right this way, sir.
as the the aide and leon walk down a hallway they chat amicably. a bit further down the hall they stop in front of a door. the aide opens the door and with that mr. panetta and his coffee are ushered into a broom closet. he’s gently pushed inside and the door is closed and locked behind him.
hey, what’s going on here!
nothing, sir. if you feel around a bit you’ll find a chair and a light switch. there are a few magazines and a porta potty as well. lunch will be served at noon. daily. and you’ll be let out at 5pm. daily. we hope you’ll be comfortable, sir. please, try not to make a scene. now, we have work to do. just don’t get any ideas. capice?
yeah, that’s probably how it will go. that is if we’re lucky because he’s no ‘wild’ bill donovan. then who is?
wild bill donovan.