From today's WashingtonPost.com chat with former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Admiral Stansfield Turner:
Because the President was motivated to nominate Goss in order to improve his electoral chances, not to improve our intelligence. Please note that yesterday he announced the nomination opf Goss, a Floridian, at the White House and imeediately flew to Florida to campaign. Shame! Intelligence and politics do not mix.Clearly.
Transcript: Central Intelligence Agency [WashingtonPost.com]