In the face of criticism from lawmakers that D.C. power broker Leon Panetta might not be the most qualified person to head the CIA, vice president-elect Joe Biden told reports that he regrets Senators were not consulted before Obama's selection was leaked to the press. "I think it was just a mistake," he said. "I'm still a Senate man and I always think this way. I think it's always good to talk to the requisite members of congress." Yesterday, Sen. Diane Feinstein had complained: "My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time."