…not much fun for us though
Janet Napolitano’s statement after the attempted bombing of an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day was ludicrous at worst, and idiotic at best.
Of course, Democrats are quickly circling the wagons to protect Napolitano and themselves from criticism of one of their weakest points, that of protecting the homeland and national security.
Democrats worried about protecting the homeland in wake of the Christmas Day terror plot are also working to protect one of their own: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
With at least seven congressional committees investigating the failures behind the terror plot, Democrats are carefully gaming out the testimony of Napolitano to spare her from the worst of the GOP criticism.
First, they may shield her from the Senate Judiciary Committee, keeping conservative senators like Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and others from bashing her in a major public forum. She may instead appear before the Senate Commerce Committee, where some expect her to receive gentler treatment.
Next, the White House is working on Sen. Joe Lieberman, the mercurial chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, to avoid an ugly clash in his hearings. Lieberman will grill the secretary but won’t call for Napolitano to resign, and he could reiterate his support for her remaining at the DHS post, Senate aides say.
“To some extent it’s going to be a free-for-all; we are as angry as anybody about this,” said an aide to a senior Senate Democrat. “But apart from saying the wrong thing early on, the breaches aren’t really the fault of Napolitano and DHS, so she’s not going to be the target.”
There’s more, read the whole thing and then watch it happen in real time all through the Dem’s “investigation” into “what really went wrong” *cough*GeorgeBush*cough*.
Of course, seeing all the clips on the various video sites, it began to look to me like a circus. Which reminded me of a song. Which reminded me of a photo. Which reminded me I wasn’t doing anything anyway, so I made a video.
The Janet Napolitano Clown Show