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Will Janet Napolitano Be Fired For Times Square Incompetence?
Reason Magazine ^ | May 9, 2010 | Tim Cavanaugh

Posted on 05/10/2010 11:14:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Attorney General Eric Holder tells Jake Tapper this morning that alleged Times Square bombing screwup Faisal Shahzad was facilitated, financed and working under the direction of the Pakistani Taliban.

While that clears some things up, remember that there is still a middle-aged Tea Party supporter stalking the Nutmeg State, who is angry about the housing crisis and the health care bill, with his U.S. citizenship still in good standing, and probably linking up with our home-grown militias for more one-off attacks.

OK, so I'm the millionth person to make that joke in the last week. But it's more than a joke because not all the people making those wildly wrong claims about Shahzad's background and motivation were pundits or minor potentates like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The "one-off" attack line came from the highest official in the American government charged with preventing attacks exactly like Shahzad's: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

Napolitano's rhetorical slip is a little too serious to be palmed off with some linguistic woolgathering. She has made clear repeatedly that she believes people with Gadsden flag bumper stickers are a greater threat to domestic tranquility than out-of-the-closet terrorists who receive training and material assistance in foreign terror centers. She has been wrong about this every time, and she will continue to be wrong until Americans actually die.

This is an obvious politicization of her office. (Napolitano's favored targets -- health care protesters and disgruntled veterans -- are distinguished not by their propensity toward violence but by their opposition to the administration.) But if you believe in the necessity of a Homeland Security Department, every day Napolitano is in charge of it creates an actual risk to life and property. Napolitano has a positive burden of proof: She needs to demonstrate some understanding of how to do her job, or she needs to be fired, for the security of the United States and the safety of the American people.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodhs; jihad; liberalfascism; napolitano; obama; teaparty; veterans; wot
Never happen.
1 posted on 05/10/2010 11:14:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fired? She’ll likely get a promotion of some sort. In ObamaWorld, it’s her most redeeming quality.


2 posted on 05/10/2010 11:16:04 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

Prosecuted for criminal incompetence at the least. Ideally, tried for treason.


3 posted on 05/10/2010 11:23:21 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: theDentist

Concur.. you screw up in government and you get a promotion.


4 posted on 05/10/2010 11:23:24 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is no way she will be fired for the Times Square failed terrorist attack.

After all, she wasn't fired for the Detroit airplane failed terrorist attack, now was she?

5 posted on 05/10/2010 11:25:04 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Buzzard's gotta eat; same as worms.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For it happening? If we agree that Napolitano be fired then we should also agree that Condi Rice should of been fired by Bush as well. We can't say that attack come without warnings.

But for allowing the idiotic “its a white guy” comments to go on for so long afterward Bloomberg, Napolitano, among others should be facing some major heat for hampering an investigation.

6 posted on 05/10/2010 11:26:24 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: maddog55

In Obama’s commie world we, the citizens, are the damn enemy.


7 posted on 05/10/2010 11:27:23 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't think she would have been fired had the bomb gone off in Times Square.
8 posted on 05/10/2010 11:27:30 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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9 posted on 05/10/2010 11:28:30 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she does, it will be nothing but PR window dressing as part of what is increasingly looking like Operation Make Barry Look Tough


10 posted on 05/10/2010 11:29:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: theDentist

Secretary is such a lowly position. She’ll be crowned Czar of Homeland Security.


11 posted on 05/10/2010 11:30:49 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will Janet Napolitano Be Fired For Times Square Incompetence?

This is a joke right?

12 posted on 05/10/2010 11:31:43 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Napolitano will not be fired. I think Holder finally officially stated the bomber’s ties to the Taliban when it was absolutely clear that everyone else connected the dots, and he could not weasel around it. The truth is catching up to this administration, and it may soon find itself in a corner.


13 posted on 05/10/2010 11:34:13 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democrat Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The jihadists must really love Hussein; there has been more attacks on NY than before he became POTUS.


14 posted on 05/10/2010 11:35:27 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40

Ain’t gonna happen.


15 posted on 05/10/2010 11:40:04 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will Janet Napolitano Be Fired For Times Square Incompetence?

Is the Pope Jewish?

16 posted on 05/10/2010 11:42:39 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Surely you jest.


17 posted on 05/10/2010 11:46:27 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I honestly can’t think of a single thing she has done correctly, and she certainly hasn’t responded to any terrorist actions in a manner that demonstrated any competence. She has been very lucky a couple of time, so she had the audacity to say “ the system worked”.


18 posted on 05/10/2010 11:48:23 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this a trick question?


19 posted on 05/10/2010 11:49:16 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do you measure incompetence in an administration in which competence is an irrelevance?


20 posted on 05/10/2010 11:53:36 AM PDT by marron
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To: oh8eleven
Surely you jest.

Don't call me Shirley!

21 posted on 05/10/2010 12:06:47 PM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

you mean that unlike in the Netherlands, the dike won’t protect us?


22 posted on 05/10/2010 12:17:48 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Thug Administration’s chickens will be coming home to roost on November 2nd.


23 posted on 05/10/2010 12:26:35 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Never happen.

In order for her to be fired, her boss would have to have standards higher than hers, more intelligence than her, and oDumbo would have to somehow disagree with her. I doubt he's ever heard her before, let alone disagree with her.

24 posted on 05/10/2010 12:45:57 PM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She can’t be fired for incompetence. She’s a lesbian. That’s how she got the job in the first place!


25 posted on 05/10/2010 1:02:33 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look at it this way - she’s no dumber than Bloomberg.


26 posted on 05/10/2010 1:08:45 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She won’t get fired. She will step up to something.


27 posted on 05/10/2010 1:09:19 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To mis-quote oBummer’s predecessor:

“You’re doing a heckuva job, Janet”


28 posted on 05/10/2010 1:10:56 PM PDT by ssaftler (Arizonans: Doing the job that Americans won't do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama seems to have a thing for short, stocky, brunette women with unfortunate hairstyles. Janet stays.


29 posted on 05/10/2010 1:20:22 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: ozzymandus

She has a permanent “deer in the headlights’ expression, which I am very tired of looking at.

I don’t feel one little bit safer with her at the helm of HHS.


30 posted on 05/10/2010 2:21:47 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: NavyCanDo

Then National Security Advisor Condaleeza Rice (along with the rest of the Bush 43 administration) had barely had time to find the restrooms (remember Bush vs. Gore?) when 9/11 happened. The Obama regime had a very gracious predecessor that bent over backwards during the transition plus 15 months to prepare for this terrorist attack. Apples and Oranges, FRiend!!


31 posted on 05/10/2010 6:59:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: FTJM
"She won’t get fired. She will step up to something."

President of the United Nations Security Council? 5 star general in the new Civilian National Security Force? LGBT Czar?

32 posted on 05/10/2010 7:02:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

And you really think LTC Slade the fictional officer in the scent of a women is pulling my chain? Be yourself 2009.


33 posted on 05/17/2010 7:51:43 PM PDT by Lumper20
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