Even diehard critics have to give the President some credit for inspiring this unlikely headline: Bush Announces Intelligence Panel. The seven-member, bipartisan group will investigate U.S. intelligence capabilities, particularly those related to WMD. Thankfully, none of these original picks for the panel made it onto the final slate: Katherine Harris, Jayson Blair, Richard Perle, Jessica Simpson (expert on intelligence failures), Pete Rose (last minute disqualification – turns out he bet the under on WMD), Linda Tripp (the former Iraqi Information Minister once confided in her), Bill Bennett (same issue as Rose).
. . . Friday February 6, 2004