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Obama Picks Former California Rep to Head CIA

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President-Elect Barack Obama has reportedly chosen Leon Panetta, President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff and a former California Congressman from Central California, to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. "Panetta was a surprise pick for the post, with no experience in the intelligence world," wrote the Associated Press, who obtained their information from "official" sources that spoke under the condition of anonymity. Panetta, who helped found California State University, Monterey Bay, currently directs the Sylvia the Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy at said university.