Porter Goss resignation paves way for nomination of Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.
Why is it likely that Bush will nominate Kansas Senator Pat Roberts (R) to replace Porter Goss? Because he needs to name someone with the greatest chance of being confirmed in the shortest period of time with the least exposure to conspiratorially propagandistic cross-examination in the Senate by Senators in the Left Wing (nay, Fuselage) of the Democratic Party. Roberts' Senatorial clout, coupled with his own prior experience in the intelligence field, makes him the person most likely to fit the bill. It's sad to see Goss resign. Perhaps his elbows were sharp enough for the job but too sharp for peers and/or a superior. Let's hope Roberts' elbows are at least as strong, if not as sharp.
Meanwhile, most of us need to retrieve air-sickness bags to aid us in enduring the kinds of conspiratorially propagandistic questions we're likely to hear directed at Roberts (or whoever were to be the nominee) by the likes of Ted "al JaTeddya" Kennedy , Dick "stick-a-target-on-our-troops'-backs" Durbin  and , , Hillary "too-sexy-to-be-President" Clinton , Joe "The Poser" Biden, John "Full-Medal-Jacket" Kerry , Charles "don't-get-between-me-and-a-camera" Schumer, Patrick "Mission Accomplished" Leahy , and Robert "Cued Clucks Clan" Byrd .
Not only will they use the confirmation process to attack Bush for warrantless wiretapping of communications by terror suspects to persons inside the United States (and vice-versa), but they'll also continue their unrelenting campaign against Rumsfeld  (but with the same "success" they've enjoyed in previous attacks on Rummy). Meanwhile, Carl Bernstein  and the rest of the fringe-left continue their nostalgia for "Deep Throat" .
Jim is a proud descendant of 18th Century criminal exiles from England who swam to the Outer Banks when the British ship taking them to a Georgia penal colony sank in a storm near Cape Hatteras. Having the prescience to prevent their descendants from becoming "TarHeels," they immediately migrated to Virginia, where, within just a few generations they worked their way up into poverty. Jim's grandfather was the first in the family tree to see the distant horizons, but his career was cut short by severe injuries he sustained when a cousin cut down the tree.
After a brief stint in the Amry (ours) following graduation from law school, he began his legal career in the state bureaucracy but was never able to break into the federal bureaucracy. Several years later, he entered the private practice of law and co-founded a small law publishing company. Later, finding the publishing of small laws unstimulating and finding his private practice too private to be lucrative, he began writing political satire/commentary. His greatest vice is taking himself too seriously.
Although he regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers, he's too-often available through he Rubber Chicken Speakers Bureau to speak on politics, satire, etc., at luncheons, dinners, root canals, funerals, etc. His speaking fees are so outrageously high they border on criminal price-gouging, but as a free-market advocate, he defends his fees on the higher moral ground of charging whatever the traffic will bear. For more information (surely more than one would want or need), go to www.PoliSat.Com.