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Rumors Surface That Leon Panetta is Resigning
www.redstate.com ^ | 8/26/2009 | Redstate

Posted on 08/26/2009 12:24:42 PM PDT by JerseyRepub

Our friends at Restate are hearing credible rumors that Leon Panetta is quitting over the proposed procecution of CIA operatives. If this is true, kudos to Leon...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhocia; bhodoj; cia; ciaprobes; obama; panetta; resignation; rumors
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1 posted on 08/26/2009 12:24:43 PM PDT by JerseyRepub
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To: JerseyRepub

Leon can go back to saving the oceans.


2 posted on 08/26/2009 12:25:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: JerseyRepub

He is stupid if he doesn’t.


3 posted on 08/26/2009 12:25:24 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Every normal man must be tempted at times to hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats" -Henr)
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To: JerseyRepub

The man still has some scruples


4 posted on 08/26/2009 12:25:44 PM PDT by evad (Spending money that we don't have on something that won't work for a problem that doesn't exist)
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To: JerseyRepub
another one rides (under) the bus.

la dee da dee daa.

5 posted on 08/26/2009 12:26:02 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution has happened; the revolution will happen; the revolution is happening.)
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To: JerseyRepub

You know it is bad when even Leon Panetta is resigning.


6 posted on 08/26/2009 12:26:08 PM PDT by frogjerk (Obama Administration: Security thru Absurdity)
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To: JerseyRepub

Of course. This has nothing to do with the CIA being persecuted and targeted for the convenience of terrorists. He simply wants to spend more time with his family.


7 posted on 08/26/2009 12:26:15 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: JerseyRepub

Good on Panetta, but this makes it look as if Pelosi won.


8 posted on 08/26/2009 12:26:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: JerseyRepub
All the brave people in the CIA are now saying “Thanks Leon for standing up and fighting for us! -sarc”
9 posted on 08/26/2009 12:27:31 PM PDT by frogjerk (Obama Administration: Security thru Absurdity)
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To: JerseyRepub

He is probably powerless and stuck in the middle. The CIA people probably see him as an Obama stooge, and on the other side, he probably has to take ridiculous marching orders from Rahm Emmanuel. Who would want that?


10 posted on 08/26/2009 12:27:44 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: JerseyRepub
Resigning would be an appropriate thing to do and he would deserve respect for doing it.

Panetta is not part of the far left radical cabal that runs Obama. He is a career Democrat hack with genuine credentials.

He might better serve his country by staying put and doing what he can from there to stop Obama’s attack on America.

11 posted on 08/26/2009 12:27:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Busywhiskers

Let’s see.....he is already triple dipping, the loss of the CIA pension is no biggie


12 posted on 08/26/2009 12:27:48 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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To: JerseyRepub

I don’t see a current cause for it, but I expect Hillary to resign too. I think Obama is good at creating uncomfortable situations and then throwing people under the bus. Smart people can see that coming and try to get out before things get totally bad. Done right, you can even look like you have principles.


13 posted on 08/26/2009 12:28:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: JerseyRepub

Good, I hope he does.


14 posted on 08/26/2009 12:28:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: JerseyRepub

This would be a HUGE embarassment for Obama despite all media attempts to claim its simply for “personal reasons”.

The scary thing is: who will Obama pick to replace Panetta? it would have to be somebody who agrees with the investigation of the interrogators!


15 posted on 08/26/2009 12:28:45 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: JerseyRepub

He is fighting the investigations of the CIA. Who’da thunk a Clintonista had a conscience..?


16 posted on 08/26/2009 12:28:53 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: evad

I don’t know about scruples when it comes to Leon. I recall that when the doo-doo was hitting the fan for Clintoon, Leon very quietly resigned and ran back to California. It IS however, a good indication that he sees the writing on the wall. Clintoon was in trouble, and it’s becoming obvious that so is BHO.

Run away, Leon, run away.


17 posted on 08/26/2009 12:29:08 PM PDT by EggsAckley (There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply. W.C. Fields)
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To: frogjerk

“You know it is bad when even Leon Panetta is resigning.”

Sort of like the chaplain going over the hill.


18 posted on 08/26/2009 12:29:14 PM PDT by doxteve
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To: JerseyRepub

Someone will get ‘Alinky’d’. I wonder if Panetta will do any ‘singing’?


19 posted on 08/26/2009 12:29:22 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: JerseyRepub
Now let's see Hillary resign, announce she's selling the house in Chappaqua and moving to Massachussetts, say that her mentor Daniel Moynihan got his start in JFK's administration and passed on his love of all things Massachusetts to her, and that she's going to run for Ted Kennedy's seat in the Senate.

-PJ

20 posted on 08/26/2009 12:30:02 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: JerseyRepub

I’ve been thinking that Hillary is too quiet and has been plotting her revenge. I make a bet that she will force a primary against Zero in 2012 after resigning in feigned indignation as SOS.


21 posted on 08/26/2009 12:30:10 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: JerseyRepub
..look for Hillary to resign at some point and begin campaigning for 2012--running to Obama's right...
22 posted on 08/26/2009 12:30:27 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: JerseyRepub

I have trouble accepting reasonable and honorable behavior from a Clinton/Obama appointee at face value.


23 posted on 08/26/2009 12:31:09 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: BenLurkin
"Resigning would be an appropriate thing to do and he would deserve respect for doing it."

Kind of reminds me of Les Aspin stepping down over Somalia...Even the tiniest shards of honor and integrity seem to stand out in the middle of a cesspool.

24 posted on 08/26/2009 12:32:15 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dead

I hope Zero is having a quiet vacation. Leon is more of a man than I thought. Wonder how the state controled media will spin this?


25 posted on 08/26/2009 12:33:05 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Was Leon going to "out" Barry and his Mom in the style of Plame? Don't ya love conspiracy theories? You betcha!
26 posted on 08/26/2009 12:33:13 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Political Junkie Too
"Now let's see Hillary resign, announce she's selling the house in Chappaqua and moving to Massachussetts, say that her mentor Daniel Moynihan got his start in JFK's administration and passed on his love of all things Massachusetts to her, and that she's going to run for Ted Kennedy's seat in the Senate."

After all, she's been a Red Sox fan her whole life...

27 posted on 08/26/2009 12:33:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

..great minds...


28 posted on 08/26/2009 12:33:27 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: All

I would love for Leon to resign, walk to the mic and spill everything.


29 posted on 08/26/2009 12:33:39 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: JerseyRepub
I will give him credit for not falling on his sword or taking one for the Obama team. This is a case of the CIA going to become a political slaughterhouse to make the left look good, and a director willing to take blame is a must. This doesn't help Obama.
30 posted on 08/26/2009 12:34:42 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: JerseyRepub
Not so sure this is a good thing. Obama will appoint someone that won't have the agency's back. Guaranteed it will be someone who agrees with Obama and Holder.

Say what you will about Panetta, he at least seemed to care about the agency...and those that work for it.

31 posted on 08/26/2009 12:35:09 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: JerseyRepub

Good I hope all of the Clinton people leave and start talking. Inc. her, Bama is a goob


32 posted on 08/26/2009 12:35:35 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: JerseyRepub

lets see....didn’t a CIA director die in a canoeing accident?

Perhaps the safe place to be is out of sight and mind. There might be vindictive types around that can do you in. Better gone than dead


33 posted on 08/26/2009 12:35:40 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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To: WalterSkinner

I was just thinking the same thing:-)


34 posted on 08/26/2009 12:36:19 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: JerseyRepub

Resigning?

This is political double-speak BS.

Whenever a pol “reluctantly steps down” or “retires” or “leaves to spend more time with his family”....

It means his ass was “canned”, “fired” and/or “terminated”.

Buh-bye.


35 posted on 08/26/2009 12:36:20 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: SERKIT

;-)


36 posted on 08/26/2009 12:36:21 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: WalterSkinner

” —running to Obama’s right... “

That’s not a real high bar to hurdle — Fidel Castro could probably run to Obama’s right....

(There I go again - referring to Obama as if he were an individual... What I should say is ‘the corporate entity of thugs and weirdos that make up The Obama’.... Awkward to say and type, but more accurate...)


37 posted on 08/26/2009 12:37:17 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: JerseyRepub

I thought Leon was a POS during the Clinton years. When a POS like Panetta resigns from Zer0’s ranks, it speaks volumes about just how bad he really must be.


38 posted on 08/26/2009 12:37:33 PM PDT by RatRipper (I HATE tax & spend politicians)
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To: JerseyRepub

You say Panetta, I say Trotsky.


39 posted on 08/26/2009 12:38:36 PM PDT by RabidBartender (I will work harder, Napoleon is always right.)
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To: dead

I think it’s more a case of saving his own skin. He might have took it on the chin for the Slickster, but it doesn’t look like he’ll do it for Obama. Exactly how loyal are the Obamariods? I hope we see more of this.


40 posted on 08/26/2009 12:39:46 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: JerseyRepub

You think agents will like his replacement? No way in hell. Hi task will be to destroy them.


41 posted on 08/26/2009 12:40:01 PM PDT by ryan71 (What the hell's up with spell check?)
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To: Busywhiskers
"He is stupid if he doesn’t."

He will surely identify himself as the last Democrat patriot, if he does - which is probably why he won't.

42 posted on 08/26/2009 12:40:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: dinoparty

When Rats eat their own it’s a wunerful thang__even though ugaly on the merits.


43 posted on 08/26/2009 12:40:11 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: dinoparty

Would a Panetta replacement have to be confirmed by the Senate?


44 posted on 08/26/2009 12:40:17 PM PDT by cblue55
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

..the first time I saw this, I knew at some point...

45 posted on 08/26/2009 12:40:24 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: JerseyRepub

I can tell you one thing: I trust the CIA more than any other government agency. I think that Panetta is the least like Obama in his admin. I think that Panetta realizes that the job the CIA takes on is far above that of politics and it must not be subject to political crap. If Panetta resigns, it will send a powerful message to the people.


46 posted on 08/26/2009 12:40:26 PM PDT by FutureRocketMan
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To: JerseyRepub
For a partisan hack like Panetta to resign, he must feel that Obama is out of control. A small show of humanity and sanity from a long time liberal. That is, if true.
47 posted on 08/26/2009 12:42:41 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: bert

Does he lose the CIA pension? Somehow I doubt it.


48 posted on 08/26/2009 12:42:48 PM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: JerseyRepub

I am not shocked — he got really mad when he heard this might happen according to press reports. There is also a report that he is not going to be the last that wants to get out of this Administration in the near term.


49 posted on 08/26/2009 12:43:04 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: bert
"lets see....didn’t a CIA director die in a canoeing accident?"

Panetta should stay out of Ft. Marcy Park, at all cost, not to mention the avoidance of any air travel to Croatia.

50 posted on 08/26/2009 12:44:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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