This is absolutely pitiful:
Napolitano's 'no drama' competence shows her potential"Her part of the response system did work." Is he completely mad? Or is David Broder using weasel words to provide cover for our woefully incompetent - our incontestably incompetent - chief terror warrior?
Most Americans got their first prolonged look at Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, last weekend. After a passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam ignited a concealed fuse as the plane approached Detroit for a landing, apparently intending to blow it up and kill all aboard, it fell to Napolitano to take charge of the federal response.
It came as no surprise to anyone who knows her that Napolitano handled the incident and its aftermath with aplomb. In the years I have known her, she has managed every challenge that has come her way with the same calm command that she showed in this instance. If there is anyone in the administration who embodies President Obama's preference for quiet competence with "no drama," it is Janet Napolitano.
I watched as she made the rounds of the morning interview programs on Sunday, laying out what she knew about the would-be terrorist and carefully refusing to speculate about the many matters that were still being investigated. She is being criticized for saying "the system worked," but her part of the response system did work. [link]
I say that because he uses the words "her part of the response system." One wonders why. Her department, as everyone knows, is not a "response system" at all, its "overriding and urgent mission is to lead the unified national effort to secure the country and preserve our freedoms." Key word being secure. As in proactively preventing attacks on the homeland.
So this goofy old man knows, the Washington Post is part of the "response system." NBC Nightly News is part of the response system. Blogs are part of the response system. If all we can expect from Janet "Reno" Napolitano is a "response" when terror attacks occur, how 'bout we give her a Washington Post column to voice her idiocy?
The reason we have a Department of Homeland Security - the head of which is Janet Napolitano - is to prevent terror attacks. In its primary and exclusive task it has failed. Again.
The response system is in unanimous agreement. This knucklehead has got to go.
It may not hurt the good folks at the Post to finally send David Broder packing as well.