CLICK TO READ: In the Company of Friends by Richard Wolffe and Holly Bailey - Newsweek Politics - MSNBC.com:
"Bush may be besieged by charges of cronyism, but they don’t seem to have affected his picks for a panel assessing intelligence matters....
President Bush last week appointed nine campaign contributors, including three longtime fund-raisers, to his Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, a 16-member panel of individuals from the private sector who advise the president on the quality and effectiveness of U.S. intelligence efforts. After watching the fate of Michael Brown as head of FEMA and Harriet Miers as Supreme Court nominee, you might think the president would be wary about the appearance of cronyism--"
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