Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Goss V. Hayden: Compare And Contrast

I was watching a tivo'ed installment of the John Stewart's Daily Show and he had a very interesting juxtaposition for us: Two video clips from the nomination speechifying by W for the most recent CIA Director nominees. I nearly fell off my chair laughing and thought about finding these texts on the web location to do a comparison to see where the overlap is. Here's what the W had to say about both people when he nominated them...it's astonishing:

General Hayden is:
Mike knows our intelligence community from the ground up. He has been both a provider and a consumer of intelligence. He's overseen the development of both human and technological intelligence. He has demonstrated an ability to adapt our intelligence services to the new challenges of the war on terror. He's the right man to lead the CIA at this critical moment in our nation's history.

Porter Goss was:
Thank you all for coming. I'm pleased to announce my decision to nominate Congressman Porter Goss as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Porter Goss is a leader with strong experience in intelligence and in the fight against terrorism. He knows the CIA inside and out. He's the right man to lead this important agency at this critical moment in our nation's history.

Can you tell from these two paragraphs which nominee "is supremely qualified for this position?" President Bush has proven himself prone to hyperbole, but my goodness, how could two people be the "right" person to lead the CIA in such close proximity?

1 comment:

Kvatch said...

"Mr. Fudd knows all about intelligence since he encounters creatures more intelligent than he on a regular basis. He has demonstrated a determination to go after wascaly wabbits regardless of the consequences or personal cost. He's the right man to lead the CIA at this critical moment in our nation's history."