December 28, 2009

Give me a "Duh!'

I don't have the intestinal fortitude to watch "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." But yesterday, by accident, I was up and tuned in when it came on. Jake Tapper was interviewing Secretary Napolitano. In spite of admirable effort, he could not shake the Secretary out of happy talk mode.

"All the systems performed properly!" said the woman who believes herself to be in charge of our personal safety. No, no problems here.

The headline this morning is "Napolitano concedes airline security system failed" and even the AP is a bit wry in the lead paragraph:

WASHINGTON Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that the aviation security system failed when a young man on a watchlist with a U.S. visa in his pocket and a powerful explosive hidden on his body was allowed to board a fight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

Misconstrue me not. I don't blame the Secretary or the Administration for the failure. But her insistence that nothing was wrong portends poorly for hopes to correct it.

UPDATE: Janet, You're Doin' a Heck of a Job! I do love the Internets...

Obama Administration Posted by John Kranz at December 28, 2009 10:54 AM

A "young man" boarded a flight. Hmmm. Wonder if any other facts might be germane.

Posted by: johngalt at December 28, 2009 1:09 PM | What do you think? [1]