h/t Spencer Ackerman
If this weeks back and forth, back and forth by Diane Feinstein wasn't enough to show you how much the establishment fears change. It wasn't until Leon Panetta showed Feinstein enough deference and agreed to keep Stephen R. Kappes, the No. 2 at the agency, that she signed off on the Panetta pick.
The announcement brought great pride to us Monterey Peninsula folks. Professor Toro of the Monterey Herald gave a great rundown of Panetta's attributes and made the funny point "Clint and Leon are probably the only guys in Monterey County who can be referred to by their first name without fear of misidentification."
Congratulations, Mr. Panetta. May you continue to clean up the mess of the last eight years, despite the C.I.A's claims.
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