Saturday, May 06, 2006

Today’s spelling lesson -- gosling vs. gossling

At least Friday's abrupt, end-of-the-week exit of Porter Goss from CIA provided a little spelling lesson. Note what a difference the extra "s" makes: Goslings are soft and cuddly. Gosslings, not so much.
Ret. Col. Wayne Allard says on MSNBC that Goss and "his henchmen" at the CIA were called "the gosslings."
Another of the gosslings -- Kyle "Dusty" Foggo -- has told colleagues he’s leaving next week, says the WaPo, while positioning the sudden shakeup as due to Goss being an inept leader who was outmaneuvered by John Negroponte. The Wall Street Journal is a little more explicit about what is driving Friday’s developments.
Friday, people with knowledge of the continuing Cunningham inquiry said the CIA official, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, is under federal criminal investigation in connection with awarding agency contracts.
Josh Marshall provides a measured backgrounder on the unfolding Cunningham and Hookergate connections. Sploid is a little more outspoken. And brings in the spooky-sounding "Book & Snake" connection from the outgoing spy chief’s days at Yale. He doesn’t mince words, as you’ll find when you run your mouse over the photo in his post. Just take you completely over the top, here’s more about Yale’s numerous secret societies, which almost seem to exist just to provide every Bush kid a club of his own, including Uncle "Bucky." (Goss was there, in Psi Upsilon, too.)

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