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AP - Source: CIA Director Goss Resigns
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/06 | AP

Posted on 05/05/2006 10:52:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON - CIA Director Porter Goss has resigned, a senior administration official said.

President Bush, who has been making staff changes at the White House to reinvigoriate his second term, was making another personnel announcement Friday.

Bush's new chief of staff, Joshua Bolten, has made several changes since taking over last month.

Recently, longtime Bush adviser and confidant Karl Rove had the policy-making portion of his portfolio taken away so he could focus on the midterm elections and White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation. McClellan has been replaced by Fox News commentator Tony Snow.

McClellan's last briefing at the White House was Friday. His last day isn't until next week, but the president is traveling in Florida the first part of the week, meaning that McClellan will be briefing on the road.

Rove was allowed to keep his deputy chief of staff title, but was stripped of day-to-day oversight of policy coordination. That job was given to Joel Kaplan, Bolten's former No. 2 when he was budget director.

Bush also named Rob Portman, a former six-term Republican congressman from Ohio who now serves as U.S. trade representative, to replace Bolten at the head of the Office of Management and Budget.

The vacant job of domestic policy adviser has not yet filled.

Other changes that have been expected included changes in the White House lobbying office run by Candida Wolff and the expected departure of communications chief Nicolle Wallace, whose husband recently moved to New York. Officials have also done little to discourage speculation that Treasury Secretary John Snow is leaving.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; ciadirector; director; goss; portergoss; resignation; resigns; source; term2
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1 posted on 05/05/2006 10:52:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Central Intelligence Agency Director Porter Goss testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in May 2005. The CIA has fired an unidentified officer who acknowledged leaking classified information to members of the media, a spokesman for the agency said.(AFP/File/Micah Walter)


3 posted on 05/05/2006 10:54:52 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

He probably wasn't playing nice enough with the commie staffers at the CIA, so Bush got rid of him.


4 posted on 05/05/2006 10:54:54 AM PDT by beeler ("When you’re running down my country, Hoss you’re walking on the fighting side of me.")
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To: NormsRevenge

I really thought Goss was doing the work that needed to be done there. I'm disappointed by this news.


5 posted on 05/05/2006 10:55:45 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Como se llama, bonita, mi casa, su casa)
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To: beeler
He probably wasn't playing nice enough with the commie staffers at the CIA, so Bush got rid of him.

I doubt it...Bush has been at war with the CIA since day one.

I'm wondering what dirt the CIA bureacracy dug up on Goss.

6 posted on 05/05/2006 10:57:08 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: SittinYonder
I really thought Goss was doing the work that needed to be done there. I'm disappointed by this news.

Exactly my reaction.

7 posted on 05/05/2006 10:57:28 AM PDT by American Quilter
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To: NormsRevenge

RUDI!


8 posted on 05/05/2006 10:57:30 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: NormsRevenge

Goss was put in there to fix the problems with the agency.. he apparently was not doing his job if info was leaking 3 years after he went in.... part of the problem good riddance... Good change for the administration...


9 posted on 05/05/2006 10:57:45 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Steer Clear Of Large Metropolitian Areas Because The Liberals Will Reap What They Sow.)
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To: SittinYonder
I find this odd as well. The CIA is in definite need of a shake-up - I thought Goss might be the man to do it.
10 posted on 05/05/2006 10:57:53 AM PDT by al_again
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To: Indian Summer Swirl

I wonder if this is related to the rumors of a prostitution ring linked to Duke Cunnungham as reported in the Washington Post last week. I surely hope not.


11 posted on 05/05/2006 10:58:45 AM PDT by rubeng
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To: All

I nominate former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers to replace him. Anybody second it?


12 posted on 05/05/2006 10:58:46 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: SittinYonder

This makes me wonder if Goss is going to be implicated in the Duke Cunningham hooker scnadal. Some lefty websites have been pushing this, saying that while Goss was in Congress he was one of the pols who was entertained by the contractors who bribed Cunningham.


13 posted on 05/05/2006 10:59:02 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers
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To: NormsRevenge

This is very surprising news.


14 posted on 05/05/2006 10:59:23 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: beeler
He probably wasn't playing nice enough with the commie staffers at the CIA, so Bush got rid of him.

No, genius, if anything, he wasn't playing rough enough and will be replaced by someone tougher.

15 posted on 05/05/2006 10:59:23 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("Osama... made the mistake of confusing media conventional wisdom with reality" (Mark Steyn))
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To: NormsRevenge

Ping for later


16 posted on 05/05/2006 10:59:40 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Southern, Conservitive and Proud of it - Hmmm)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe this is just a prelude to a wholesale re-organization of the intelligence business. The CIA's performance has been pretty miserable over the past two or three decades.


17 posted on 05/05/2006 10:59:52 AM PDT by RBroadfoot
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To: denydenydeny

Don't hold your breath.


18 posted on 05/05/2006 11:00:16 AM PDT by beeler ("When you’re running down my country, Hoss you’re walking on the fighting side of me.")
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To: Indian Summer Swirl

"...wants to spend more time with his family."


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someone should tell him the CIA is "family".

he's probably gittin' while the gittin' is good... CIA Directors have unusual lives and some unusual endings as well.

Besides when that nest is finally deloused, I wouldn't want to physically be there or at the State Department, it's gonna get awful messy. Negroponte will be the go to point man were that to occur, hopefully.

Porter pushed the boulder over the edge, now we'll see where it goes.

Kudos for his efforts and service.


20 posted on 05/05/2006 11:00:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bush now needs to go in and clean house in the CIA. Shut down the CIA, then restaff a new intelligence agency with known elements.


21 posted on 05/05/2006 11:00:45 AM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: Dems_R_Losers

Ugh. I hope you're wrong, but that would explain this.


22 posted on 05/05/2006 11:01:44 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Como se llama, bonita, mi casa, su casa)
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To: Fawn

RUDI!


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Isn't he still working on fixing Mexico City's crime problems?

That job is a real grinder, he could do it, question is would he want it?


23 posted on 05/05/2006 11:02:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Muleteam1

I don't know about scandals, but if anything, he wasn't being tough enough. I thought he'd get in there and kick *ss and take names, as they say


25 posted on 05/05/2006 11:03:43 AM PDT by Shimmer128
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To: Indian Summer Swirl; Admin Moderator
Grow up. He's nose-deep in Duke Cunningham's coke-n-hooker parties at the Watergate. "Values and Accountability" my ass...

Signed-up-today troll.

26 posted on 05/05/2006 11:03:53 AM PDT by sinkspur ( I didn't know until just now that it was Barzini all along.)
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To: dukecunningham; Indian Summer Swirl

If you wanted to play with yourself by creating two screen names and posting to yourself, newb, you should have stayed home.


27 posted on 05/05/2006 11:04:20 AM PDT by dirtboy (An illegal immigrant says my tagline used to be part of Mexico)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Dramatically improved" during the tenure of Porter Goss.

But in a distance-and-direction urination contest with the entrenched bureaucrats left over from as far back as the Carter Administration, he was just swamped.

Note for his successor in the position - go in with a wet suit and a highly buoyant air boat. If you are going to have to face them, be prepared to go head on and at extreme velocity.

Real-time Mission Impossible.


28 posted on 05/05/2006 11:05:50 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: dukecunningham

Troll boy!


29 posted on 05/05/2006 11:06:00 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: sinkspur

Hey sink...I knew this would bring on trolls..LOL


30 posted on 05/05/2006 11:06:43 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: denydenydeny
No, genius, if anything, he wasn't playing rough enough and will be replaced by someone tougher.

How about Rumsfeld? ;)

31 posted on 05/05/2006 11:07:46 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: tomnbeverly

have you been living under a rock for the past two years?

do you read any of the CIA threads here?

you are uninformed to put it mildly (unless your a shill for the Agency)

Lurking'


32 posted on 05/05/2006 11:08:09 AM PDT by LurkingSince'98
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President Bush watches as his Chief of Staff Andrew Card, right, swears in Porter Goss, center, to head the Central Intelligence Agency, in a Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, file photo, in the Oval Office of the White House. CIA Director Porter Goss has resigned, President Bush said Friday, May 5, 2006 (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)


33 posted on 05/05/2006 11:08:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I do not think this bodes well.


34 posted on 05/05/2006 11:08:45 AM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: NormsRevenge

You actually have the first post on this subject..


35 posted on 05/05/2006 11:09:17 AM PDT by davidosborne (DavidOsborne.net)
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To: NormsRevenge

U.S. President George W. Bush walks around Fragers Hardware store in Southeast Washington May 5, 2006. Bush used his visit to the 86-year-old store to speak on new job figures released on Friday, and the economy. REUTERS/Jason Reed


Do you folks sell replacement department heads?

I got an opening I need to fill.


36 posted on 05/05/2006 11:11:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Shimmer128

I hope we will eventually find out the real reason for Goss leaving. Maybe a tougher head will be able to straighten things out but, short of eliminating the agency and starting over, it will be very difficult.


37 posted on 05/05/2006 11:11:29 AM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: Mr. Jeeves

He was my first thought...take no prisoners, no nonsense...too bad we need him where he is.


38 posted on 05/05/2006 11:11:48 AM PDT by mak5
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To: NormsRevenge

Obviously, no one knows why Goss resigned. We'll have to wait and see.


39 posted on 05/05/2006 11:12:19 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Jabba the Hutt's bigger, meaner, uglier brother.)
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To: davidosborne

nevermind..read the time wrong..


40 posted on 05/05/2006 11:14:07 AM PDT by davidosborne (DavidOsborne.net)
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To: beeler

Close the agency down... they are turning into the KGB.


41 posted on 05/05/2006 11:14:49 AM PDT by JeffersonRepublic.com (There is no truth in the news, and no news in the truth.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ditto, Drag Queen Rudy is making millions advising the Mexican government Mafia on crime, lipstick on a pig joke.


42 posted on 05/05/2006 11:15:39 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: davidosborne

I saw that,, lol

It shows ya how many folks aren't napping,, it was like a blast of headsup oneliners.

It made Breaking for a few.. oh well. ;-)


43 posted on 05/05/2006 11:15:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SittinYonder
I really thought Goss was doing the work that needed to be done there.

So did I. Guess it ain't happenin'.

44 posted on 05/05/2006 11:15:57 AM PDT by b4its2late (If it's treason, there's no doubt a democrat is standing behind it.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Recently, longtime Bush adviser and confidant Karl Rove had the policy-making portion of his portfolio taken away so he could focus on the midterm elections ..."

Mr. Rove certainly has some work ahead of him if those midterm elections are going to be even neutral. He's going to have to pull a couple rabbits and a few r[h]ino's out of his hat.
45 posted on 05/05/2006 11:15:57 AM PDT by mad puppy ( The Southern border is THE issue)
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To: NormsRevenge

One way to tell something about the motive of Bush, if it was Bush who asked Goss to go, and not Goss who wanted to go, is to wait until Bush announces his replacement. His replacement will tell us more than all the immediate speculation.


46 posted on 05/05/2006 11:16:13 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: alloysteel

President Bush (R) shakes hands with outgoing CIA Director Porter Goss following the announcement of Goss's resignation from the post, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, May 5, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Reed


47 posted on 05/05/2006 11:16:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

President Bush announces that CIA Director Porter Goss, left, will be resigining, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, May 5, 2006, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


48 posted on 05/05/2006 11:17:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: American Quilter

As quickly as this happened, I'm looking for an answer somewhere in his personal life and not some political in-fighting. Goss was laying wood on those commie scumbags in the CIA like McCarthy/Larry Johnson/Ray McGovern/Valerie Plame/Rand Beers cabal. Goss was finally getting some of those pinko holdovers out of the woodwork so we can actually have an agency which does the Presidents work and not just work against the President.


49 posted on 05/05/2006 11:18:53 AM PDT by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hum!!!!!!!I was just getting ready to walk out of the office and boom this bombshell drops.


50 posted on 05/05/2006 11:20:17 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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