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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is not fit for position, recent events prove
NY Daily News ^ | 12-29-2009 | Michael Daly

Posted on 12/29/2009 4:25:03 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is living proof you can not only take the girl out of New York, but take New York out of the girl as well.

Napolitano was born in New York and yet takes so little interest in us that as recently as last April she seemed unaware of some basic facts regarding the attack on the World Trade Center.

That became apparent in an interview with Canadian television. Napolitano suggested that the Canadian and Mexican borders warranted equal attention.

"Yes, Canada is not Mexico. It doesn't have a drug war going on," Napolitano said. "Nonetheless, to the extent that terrorists have come into our country ...it's been across the Canadian border."

The interviewer inquired if the terrorists included those who had staged the 9/11 attacks.

"Not just those, but others as well," Napolitano said.

The Canadian ambassador to the U.S., Michael Wilson, subsequently lamented that "misconceptions arise on something as fundamental as where the 9/11 terrorists came from."

"As the 9/11 commission reported in 2004, all of the 9/11 terrorists arrived in the United States from outside North America," Wilson noted. "They flew to major U.S. airports. They entered the U.S. with documents issued by the United States government. No 9/11 terrorists came from Canada."

Napolitano announced through an aide she had "misunderstood" the interviewer and had actually been speaking about the lone would-be bomber who had been caught crossing from Canada into Washington State in 1999.

Napolitano then made a declaration no homeland security chief should ever have had to make, most particularly one born in New York.

"I know that the Sept. 11 hijackers did not come through Canada to the United States," she said.

No doubt some Canadians saw a certain irony on Christmas Day, when the undies bomber aboard a flight from Amsterdam attempted to destroy an airliner descending into Detroit, just across a river from Canada.

An Islamic extremist who never should have been allowed on an airliner in the first place had passed through security with a high explosive. He likely would have killed all 289 aboard were it not for his bungling and the heroism of a Dutch passenger.

"The system worked," Napolitano had the nerve to say.

No doubt some Canadians discerned a pattern when Napolitano responded to the ensuing uproar over her remark by saying she had been "taken out of context."

"Our system did not work in this instance," Napolitano now said.

In both instances, Napolitano flip-flopped after saying something ludicrous while playing politics. That is particularly reprehensible in time of war, but it is not surprising, for she is a politician by profession.

By all accounts, she was a pretty good governor in her adopted state of Arizona, certainly much better than the one we have in her native New York.

She is a disgrace as the secretary of homeland security. That job should be held by somebody who has some working expertise and no agenda other than to keep the innocent as safe as possible.

I hate to admit it, but President George W. Bush was right to appoint a cop to head homeland security. He just picked the wrong one when he chose Bernard Kerik, who is also a crook.

In making that mistake, Bush was no doubt looking for some of the magic that has transformed New York into America's safest big city, a phenomenon in which Kerik played no significant role.

Our new President could get some of that magic from those who really did make it happen.

Our present police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, is one.

Former NYPD Commissioner and LAPD chief William Bratton is another.

There is also John Timoney, who went from the NYPD to become top cop in Philadelphia and then Miami.

Put one of those truly talented souls in charge and the system might actually work, eh?

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2009/12/29/2009-12-29_put_real_cops_in_charge_of_security.html#ixzz0b7wTaDT3


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: incompetano; janetrenopartdeux; napoleonitano; nationalsecurityfail

1 posted on 12/29/2009 4:25:04 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

She fits right in with the rest of Obama’s armature hour.


2 posted on 12/29/2009 4:28:29 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’m surprised she hasn’t ordered troops to the canadian border over this.


3 posted on 12/29/2009 4:29:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

She isn’t fit for anything other than a dyke bar.


4 posted on 12/29/2009 4:30:09 PM PST by chris37
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To: My Favorite Headache
By all accounts, she was a pretty good governor in her adopted state of Arizona, certainly much better than the one we have in her native New York

BAAAAAARF!

5 posted on 12/29/2009 4:30:16 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: My Favorite Headache

GOP — call for her resignation loud and clear. Gross dangerous incompetence with the lives of Americans.


6 posted on 12/29/2009 4:32:49 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: My Favorite Headache

For God’s Sakes let’s leave her alone lest we get a Himmler or something similar in her position.


7 posted on 12/29/2009 4:33:54 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: usmcobra

LOL


8 posted on 12/29/2009 4:38:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

9 posted on 12/29/2009 4:42:04 PM PST by 50mm (Praying for a Happy New Year. Can't get much worse than 2009.)
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To: cripplecreek

She probably has but Zero is still “thinking” about it.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 4:44:11 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Competence is not something 0bama wants in Secretarial appointments. Czars know what they’re supposed to do, and competence in all things that value America is also not part of their jobs, either.


11 posted on 12/29/2009 4:45:15 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’m all for William Bratton. He did a lot of good out here in LA. Regardless, J Nap has got to go.


12 posted on 12/29/2009 4:47:37 PM PST by TruJess
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To: My Favorite Headache

If Obama had any professionalism at all he’d fire her


13 posted on 12/29/2009 4:48:39 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: mountainlion; My Favorite Headache

Re: Zero’s amateur crew

I agree completely ... Zero is not up to the job, and 70-90% of his czars and appointments are not up to their jobs.

Amateur hour in DC ... “An amateur is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science, without formal training or pay. An amateur receives little or irregular income from their activities, and differs from a professional who makes a living from the pursuit and typically has some formal training and certifications in the domain.”

(translation - not a professional, novice, over paid)

Chinese Proverb ... when you see turtle on top of fence post, do not ask “why is turtle on fence post?”. Instead, you should ask “WHO put turtle on fence post”.


14 posted on 12/29/2009 4:53:27 PM PST by Nobel_1 (bring on the Patriots!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

How about James Crowley


15 posted on 12/29/2009 4:57:48 PM PST by Starstruck (Biden in 2010)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“...Secretary Janet Incompetano...”

Fixed!

The woman should have never been placed in this position in the first place. She is clearly in over her head, and that is an extremely dangerous situation for everyone in the Country. If she had any sense she would step down, but I fear who Obammmy would trot out next.


16 posted on 12/29/2009 4:59:30 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: EagleUSA
FireNapolitano Pictures, Images and Photos
17 posted on 12/29/2009 5:04:04 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m surprised she hasn’t whacked some “domestic terrorists” in East Texas in response to this.


18 posted on 12/29/2009 5:09:00 PM PST by samtheman
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To: EagleUSA
What? Janet resign before she completes her apprenticeship? That's kind of harsh.
19 posted on 12/29/2009 5:09:29 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: Rome2000

She too busy putting oathkeepers and tea baggers on terror watch list to worry about a raghead


20 posted on 12/29/2009 5:10:04 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: My Favorite Headache

Name a single Kenyan Klod appointee that’s fit for the job.

Just one.


21 posted on 12/29/2009 5:12:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: maggief; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; Landru; GOPJ; hoosiermama; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; ...
Janet looked "soft" on terrorism---but she leaned hard on “rightwing extremism.”

On April 7, DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis sent out an alert to US L/E. It identified “rightwing extremists” as a danger and defined “rightwing extremists” in a footnote.

EXCERPT * (U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

DHS said that the report was not an attempt to squash First Amendment Rights for conservatives----only "hate groups"---- but, there was no attempt to exempt anyone from their broad generalizations.

Janet's report paints EVERY ASPECT OF CONSERVATISM as "suspect."

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Fox's Judge Andrew Napolitano sounded the alarm----he reported the 12-page DHS document is an "excerpt" from a larger, more comprehensive, attack on "right-wingers."

The "excerpt" DHS sent to L/E was NOT supposed to be seen by the media---- and had specific instructions printed on it cautioning L/E NOT to show it to the media.

Judge Nap said any attempts by the government to "chill" the speech of the citiznery is blatantly unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment.

Judge Nap said we should all be very alarmed.

NOTE: The report was later withdrawn.

22 posted on 12/29/2009 5:23:07 PM PST by Liz
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To: My Favorite Headache
I wouldn't trust Janet Napolitano to pick out my dog's food!
23 posted on 12/29/2009 5:24:18 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: mountainlion

Armature hour?


24 posted on 12/29/2009 5:48:33 PM PST by The Duke (Duncan Hunter = Ronald Reagan on steroids!)
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To: Liz

DHS said that the report was not an attempt to squash First Amendment Rights for conservatives——only “hate groups”—— but, there was no attempt to exempt anyone from their broad generalizations.

Janet’s report paints EVERY ASPECT OF CONSERVATISM as “suspect.”


Fox’s Judge Andrew Napolitano sounded the alarm——he reported the 12-page DHS document is an “excerpt” from a larger, more comprehensive, attack on “right-wingers.”

The “excerpt” DHS sent to L/E was NOT supposed to be seen by the media—— and had specific instructions printed on it cautioning L/E NOT to show it to the media.


She’s not fit to be in the job she has... Period.


25 posted on 12/29/2009 7:21:35 PM PST by GOPJ (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year! - Freeper mewzilla)
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To: GOPJ

Amen to that!


26 posted on 12/29/2009 10:49:34 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
I take just 1 look at this butch and the thought that describes her is "STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!!"

She's not fit to operate a toll booth much less run America's national security!

27 posted on 12/29/2009 11:57:36 PM PST by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Bump


28 posted on 12/29/2009 11:59:54 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Anybody see a National Security Strategy?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Yep, Janet’s an idiot.


29 posted on 12/30/2009 4:26:29 AM PST by GOPJ (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year! - Freeper mewzilla)
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To: The Duke
Armature hour?

And a nice one to.

Got in a hurry with spellchecker.

30 posted on 12/30/2009 6:10:20 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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