"Porter Johnston Goss (born December 10, 1938) is an American politician, who was the last Director of Central Intelligence and the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency following the passage of the IRPTA 2004 Act, which abolished the DCI position. A CIA operative in Latin America during the Cold War, he served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until he took up his post at the agency.
Goss represented the 14th congressional district of Florida, which includes Lee County, Fort Myers, Naples, and part of Port Charlotte. He served for a time as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss was a cosponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act and was a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry.
Goss resigned as Director of the CIA on May 5, 2006 in a sit-down press conference with President George W. Bush from the Oval Office On May 8, 2006, Bush nominated USAF Gen. Michael Hayden to be Goss's successor.
Too little, too late. Bush needed to sack whole divisions in a massive reorg.
Clinton was a pro when it came to the microscopic details of consolidating power. To undo his strategic plants required a President with a clear understanding of the mechanics of intrigue AND the ruthless purpose to get it done. George is a nice guy lacking that sense of purpose, much less a healthy respect for evil.