PEBO announces Intel picks: Blair, Panetta and SUPRIZE! Brennan is back….

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PEBO having presser now. He announces the appointment of Blair and Panetta, see our previous posts on those two appointments here and here

He also slips in BRENNAN as his Assistant to the POTUS for Natl Security, niiiiice. Yeah fake them out with Panetta,  then stick Brennan in an unconfirmable spot. Change eh? BWAA-HAAA-HAAA!!!!

From CNN:

Obama also named former CIA official John Brennan as White House homeland security adviser and deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism.

Brennan will face the task of reviewing whether the Homeland Security Council, created after 9/11, should be folded into the National Security Council or remain a separate entity in the White House.

Brennan will hold the title of assistant to the president, a sign that he will report directly to Obama.

If you don’t know the background on Brennan, go read Jeralyn and BTD at TL here

Q/A: PEBO just said if Paul Krugman has an idea he will do it, WELL HELL PEBO OPEN THE NEWSPAPER DAMMIT! Krugman has been writing columns like crazy!

January 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, NAVY, Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

Breaking: PEBO picks Blair for Top Intel Post…

WaPo has the ROY on Blair’s imminent appointment…

Blair, the former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, would become the nation’s third director of national intelligence, succeeding Mike McConnell as the leader of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. He had been the rumored front-runner for the job for several weeks.

“It’s definitely Blair,” said one congressional official who had been briefed on the selection. Both sources spoke on the condition of anonymity. The Obama transition team declined comment.

American Admiral Dennis Cutler Blair visits New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark at the Beehive in Wellington to discuss defence spending. (Photo by Robert Patterson/Getty Images)

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 20: American Admiral Dennis Cutler Blair visits New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark at the Beehive in Wellington to discuss defence spending. (Photo by Robert Patterson/Getty Images)

…Blair impressed Republican and Democratic lawmakers with his knowledge of the intelligence agencies and ideas for streamlining and improving the often unwieldy U.S. intelligence apparatus, the sources said. Blair had served during the Clinton administration as a military liaison at the CIA in charge of coordinating intelligence between the spy agency and Pentagon….

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December 18, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, NAVY CARRIER SQUADRON, Obama Administration. 2 comments.

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