(Image of Patrick Murray embargoed for Security Reasons)
I was fascinated by the ascendancy of the Irish. Apparently, Porter Goss's chief gossling is was a hack called Patrick Murray:
U.S. Intelligence: Broken Furniture at the CIAContrast to this outstanding American who may be the only thing between us and tyranny:
He arrived with a mandate for change. But have Porter Goss's early moves helped or hurt?
By Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman
Nov. 29 issue - Until a few weeks ago, Patrick Murray was just another ambitious Capitol Hill staffer. As a top aide to Rep. Porter Goss, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, Murray had a reputation as a sharp-tongued partisan lawyer. When Democrats on the committee asked the CIA for information, Murray would cut them off, reminding the agency that only requests backed by the Republican majority should be honored. "He was just impossible," says one staffer who dealt with him. "He was sarcastic, snide and had this uncanny ability to push people's buttons." (emphasis added)
I say let Patrick Fitzgerald loose on the lot of them. All the ingredients for a Donnybrook.
(lower right corner of Dublin)
Where there are some EXCELLENT pubs.