Why did Porter Goss promote Dusty Foggo?

Seems to me the interesting question in the Foggo/Wilkes/Cunningham bribery case hasn’t gotten much attention yet. Why did Porter Goss, the former Republican Congressman Bush put in as DCI when George Tenet left, decide to promote this particular mid-level career staffer to be the #3 in the agency? Was Goss getting a taste, either personally or in the form of campaign contributions? Or did Foggo have sponsorship from the White House or the House Republican leadership and its fundraising apparat?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com