Bush announced today that he is nominating General Michael Hayden to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. The media has already lit a fuse on the debate. Their strategy is to make hay of comments offered by Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) yesterday. Hoekstra said of Hayden, “he’s the wrong man at the wrong place at the wrong time.” But does Hoekstra represent a Republican position on Hayden? AJ Strata doesn’t think so. And don’t think the Democrats are sitting on their hands. They wasted no time sharing their opinions on Hayden.
Unless something else happens, we can expect to hear a lot about Hayden’s nomination over the next 72 hours.
More: Text of Bush’s speech.