PORTER GOSS UPDATE….When he was going through his confirmation hearings for the post of CIA director, Republican congressman Porter Goss swore repeatedly that he would never, ever be a partisan hack. Why, as soon as he was confirmed, he’d practically forget he’d ever even been a politician, let alone a Republican politician.

Today, with the annoying formalities of confirmation safely over, Goss has apparently had a change of heart. His first act? He named four congressional aides ? all of them Republican political appointees ? to key positions within the agency.

And when the tedious formalities of the election are over, which promises do you think George Bush will immediately break if he’s reelected? There’s a long list to choose from.