More on General Hayden

George Bush sure knows how to pick them. Not only does Gen. Michael Hayden not understand the Constitution he’s sworn to uphold, but it now looks like he may have financial ties to Duke Cunningham & Company. From Muckraker:

Hayden, President Bush’s pick to replace Porter Goss as head of the CIA, contracted with MZM Inc. for the services of Lt. Gen. James C. King, then a senior vice president of the company, the sources say. MZM was owned and operated by Mitchell Wade, who has admitted to bribing former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham with $1.4 million in money and gifts. Wade has also reportedly told investigators he helped arrange for prostitutes to entertain the disgraced lawmaker, and he continues to cooperate with a federal inquiry into the matter.

King has not been implicated in the growing scandal around Wade’s illegal activities. However, federal records show he contributed to some of Wade’s favored lawmakers, including $6000 to Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) and $4000 to Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL).

I don’t think we’ve heard the end of controversy about this new nominee for the CIA’s top spot.

posted by Stephen Gordon
  • http://swmolibertarianparty.blogspot.com Keith Rodgers

    To be fair, though it pains me to be fair to Bush: He could appoint Bill Clinton to head the CIA and still get razzed for it by the liberal press.

    It’s fun to watch, though. He kinda heaps it on himself. Like a one-man train wreck.

  • http://disvoter.blogspot.com The Disenfranchised Voter

    LOL @ liberal press.

    Yea real liberal on the WMD lie, real liberal on the illegal NSA scandal, real liberal about Bush violationg 750 laws through singing statments…

    Damn that liberal press!

    Grrr!

    Lol.

  • http://disvoter.blogspot.com The Disenfranchised Voter

    *violating
    *signing

  • http://swmolibertarianparty.blogspot.com Keith Rodgers

    Well, what would you call it? There’s also a conservative press, DV. They spin shit in their own blenders, just like their counterparts.

  • kaptinemo

    After Hayden’s highly effective witch-hunt at NSA matching Porter Goss’s work at Langley, should this surprise anybody that Bush nominates Hayden to carry out what Goss started at Langley? A pogrom is a pogrom is a pogrom, any way you slice it…

  • http://disvoter.blogspot.com The Disenfranchised Voter

    Ahh gotcha Keith. I thought you were saying all of the press/media was liberal.

    I do agree with your clarification. Sorry for the confusion.

  • http://swmolibertarianparty.blogspot.com Keith Rodgers

    S’okay, DV. We all make my steaks.