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A day in the life of the intelligence czar: A massage, a swim, a cigar.

By Tim Grieve
March 6, 2006 11:11PM (UTC)
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Perhaps he should take up bike riding.

Congressional Quarterly, relying on the word of a "senior counterterrorism official," says that U.S. intelligence czar John Negroponte spends three hours a day most afternoons at Washington's swank University Club -- "getting a massage, taking a swim and having lunch, followed by a good cigar and a perusal of the daily papers in the club's library" while his security detail waits for him outside.


Negroponte's spokesman says it's a "matter of policy" not to discuss his schedule. And to be fair, some of Negroponte's defenders say they see him at the club only "several" times a week.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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