Obama's intel picks short on direct experience
Decision could signal intention for a clean break with past policiesLeave it up to the channel of Keith Olbermann to put a pretty face on this one. With so much ranting about "experience and competence" rather than political expedience for important security posts - this seems to fly in the face of reason.
I do not hate Leon Panetta. Over the past several decades he has been a very good political operative. But that is just it - he is a political operative.
The MSNBC article laments that his only formal intelligence experience is back during his days in the military.