Welcome to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble

This is the BitsBlog Burger Joint Edition

  • THE IMPLOSION CONTINUES: From ABC NEWS, we learn that:

    A “profanity-laced screaming match” at the White House involving CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the expected release today of another damning internal investigation, has administration officials worrying about the direction of its newly-appoint intelligence team, current and former senior intelligence officials tell ABC News.com.

    Amid reports that Panetta had threatened to quit just seven months after taking over at the spy agency, other insiders tell ABCNews.com that senior White House staff members are already discussing a possible shake-up of top national security officials.

    “You can expect a larger than normal turnover in the next year,” a senior adviser to Obama on intelligence matters told ABCNews.com.

    Well, look, Leon…You tie down with a bunch of morons who were all about going after the CIA during the campaign .  At one point were you on to the allusion that they weren’t going to throw you under the bus at the first need?  That need has now arisen;  The government takeover of health care has been squashed.  The stimulus which was supposed to get us out of financial hot water  just made the situation worse.  Jobless rates are now going through the ceiling, even on the official books, and the suspicion is growing that what’s on the books isn’t the half of the problem.  As a matter of fact, just about everything this administration has touched has turned to manure. So now, Obama finds that he needs to throw some CIA operatives under the bus to make himself look good with his base on the far left.  Here’s the problem; you screwed up.  When Obama spoke, you got stupid, and trusted him.   Let’s call this what it really is;   Is there anyone in the room other than Panetta, who didn’t understand this would happen with this president?

  • THE PEOPLE ARE BEING HEARD: And they’re just getting warmed up. Meantime the president’s approval rating continues to plummet. (And Jennifer Rubin examines this fall) I suppose all this is a coincidence, that the president is now secluded himself at Martha’s Vineyard.  Interesting time to take a vacation
  • IT’S THE LAW: The law of unintended consequences, that is.  Turns out that cash for clunkers helped foreign automakers more than American automakers. It seems we have a few billion to spend there, but in the meanwhile Social Security benefits are shrinking. Hope and change.
  • KENTUCKY PRISON RIOT: I can’t imagine there aren’t going to be some heads rolling over this one. As usual, however, it’ll be the ones that don’t deserve to be punished.

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