Former CIA Director Porter Goss has been appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) as co-chairman of the new Office of Congressional Ethics.
Let me see if I understand this:
1. A man who is alleged to have been involved in funneling large amounts of money in contracts to dubious "defense contractor" Brent Wilkes (whose companies were mostly on paper) knows something about ethics does he?
2. A man who is alleged to have been involved in the bribery of US Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham and took part in hooker parties along with his subordinates, knows something about ethics, does he?
3. A man who as the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee did not think it important to investigate the outing of CIA officer Valeria Plame Wilson by the White House as political pay-back, knows something about ethics, does he? This same who as a CIA officer himself should have known better, right?
4. A man who is alleged to have been part of a special CIA assassination team known as Operation 40, knows something about ethics, does he? (Graduates of which would show up in some of the worst US scandals, including the Watergate crimes and Iran Contra).
And these are just a few highlights about the very ethical Mr. Porter Goss, pictured below with such other ethical men as Berry Seal (arms and drug dealer), Felix Rodriguez (terrorist, drug dealer, arms runner, assassin), etc. Felix is first on the left, with Goss right behind his good friend.
So why is Speaker Pelosi making this man a co-chairman of anything, let alone of the Office of Congressional Ethics?