Leon Panetta? The former Clinton Chief of Staff and current Director of Intelligence who told Congress that his prediction that Hosni Mubarak would step down was based on media reports? That Leon Panetta? Call me crazy, but a good Intelligence Director shouldn’t have to read the New York Times.

In any case, that’s the same guy who’s probably going to be the next Secretary of Defense.

USA Today:

CIA director Leon Panetta will be named to succeed Robert Gates as secretary of defense and Gen. David Petraeus will be nominated to replace him as CIA director, The Associated Press reports, quoting unidentified sources.

CNN has the headline of the day so far:


How’s Leon supposed to train for his new position as SecDef if he can’t sign in to play Call of Duty?


8 Responses to “AP: Leon Panetta Will Be Nominated for Secretary of Defense”

  1. Marshall_Will on April 27th, 2011 11:53 am

    F'n great. Now Teh One can REALLY begin to dismantle the country from the inside out. Look for Base Closures, Massive RIF's. Budget Cuts and all kinds of funky social justice experimentation. Guys, this is as bad as news gets.

    LP won't be there to perform any meaningful functions nor any hint of actual leadership. Natch. What he WILL do is be Obie's stoolie to narc at the slightest hint the Senior Officer Corps. isn't pleased w/ his latest 'vision' to fundamentally change the country. What a joke.

    Nanny, great vid clip of Ms. Underwood. If I could play guitar like Vince Gill ( I'd use mine for kindling! ) Thanks.

  2. SignPainterGuy on April 27th, 2011 1:35 pm

    That wouldn`t be a surprise, M_W. (your prediction of his actions, I mean) What IS a surprise is the selection of Gen. Petraeus………he was Gen. Betrayus not too long ago. What did he do to redeem himself ?

  3. Connie on April 27th, 2011 2:47 pm

    Unbelievable! This guy has NO experience in this at all! Did they just pull his name out of a hat????

  4. SignPainterGuy on April 27th, 2011 2:54 pm

    It does follow the trend of selecting the least qualified / most incompetent person possible !

    That does however fly in the face of Petraeus to head the CIA ! He probably IS qualified ! Just more confusion !

  5. Marshall_Will on April 27th, 2011 4:00 pm


    Connie! ( You're so generous, and quite the lady )

    I was about to say "pulled his name out of their *ASS*"

  6. Marshall_Will on April 27th, 2011 4:01 pm


    This is the typical 'bone' Obie throws Conservatives. So WHAT if I'm effectively shutting down the only Branch of the Government that DOES work? I put yer' boy in the CIA, what are you whiners complaining about?

  7. SignPainterGuy on April 27th, 2011 7:16 pm

    MMmmmmhmmmmmMM !

  8. imoforpcs on May 2nd, 2017 1:45 pm

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