I would have thought of him as a good choice, experienced as he is, but since the Scooter Libby episode where he and Armitage lent themselves to Fitzgerald’s game (and let an innocent man take the fall knowingly) I’ve lost what respect I still had for him. The Libby episode was a character test that he and Armitage failed. At least Armitage spoke out in the end, after it was too late to help Libby. Powell never did.
For the best description yet of Colon Bowel, see the excellent post at #10.
Well said and exactly right. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Powell is a man without honor.