Intelligence and the lack thereof

Porter Goss, George Bush's selection to head the CIA, told Michael Moore on tape that he is not qualified to work for the CIA.

Now, we understand that, in context, he was speaking candidly about the fact that the qualifications that made him (let's just say) an ideal CIA employee decades ago would not get him very far in today's CIA. And let's allow that most CEO's are probably not qualified to do half the things their employees do.

And yet...can you imagine how loudly the right wing media would be crowing about this if it were a Democrat who were being nominated and who had said the same thing?

Like how much we heard about blowhard Dick Cheney (and wife Lynne) on John Kerry's "sensitive war" comment? When meanwhile, back at the ranch...


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