Hookers involved in Goss resignation?

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As my colleague Matthew notes in the Mix, Bush's CIA Director Porter Goss, the man who said, in March of 2004, that "I couldn't get a job with CIA today. I am not qualified," resigned today, after an abbreviated stint of less than two years. By comparison, George Tenet was director for over seven.

Since shocking ineptitude and a dangerous devotion to the president are de rigeur for power positions these days, we have to ask if it weren't something else at play. Aside from the desire to "spend a little more time with the family," of course.

Last week the Wall St. Journal reported the explosive story that lobbyists had been procuring "hospitality suites" (where prostitutes happened to be waiting) for lawmakers like discredited California Republican Duke Cunningham (who, Matthew notes, has already been connected to Goss...).

But, from Old 33 we learn that Harpers' Ken Silverstein did a little digging of his own on the 27th of April: "I've learned from a well-connected source that those under intense scrutiny by the FBI are current and former lawmakers on Defense and Intelligence comittees -- including one person who now holds a powerful intelligence post."

And now, a little over a week later the person who holds the most powerful intelligence post resigns? Hmm. Could be nothing.

But then Old 33 also catches this other connection from Justin Rood....

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