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You would think the former chief of the NSA and CIA would learn to keep a lower profile.

Michael Hayden was riding Amtrak’s Acela Express on Thursday afternoon, apparently giving on-background quotes to reporters. Some of the quotes from the former Bush official were critical of the current administration. How do we know?

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Hayden was overheard by Tom Matzzie, a former MoveOn activist. And Matzzie gave us the scoop on Twitter:

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This story pretty much sums up 2013.

Jordan Fabian is Fusion's politics editor, writing about campaigns, Congress, immigration, and more. When he's not working, you can find him at the ice rink or at home with his wife, Melissa.