Wednesday, September 22, 2010


So let's get this straight - we have a verbal sparring macth between US Senator John McCain vs. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

While both are politicians, only Sen. McCain has credibility (IMHO). Janet has been a bumbling fool who lost all credibility back when she declared " the system worked" in response to the failed Christmas Day pants bomber....The system worked? NO, Madam Secretary, IT DID NOT. The bomber was an incompetant idiot who was able to get the device that failed on to the plane. You have been dead wrong all along including calling recently separarated Veterans a "risk" to National Security.

It was time to go for Janet 9 months ago, and that hasn't changed - Senator John McCain is still one of the few voices of reason left in Washington, DC. If the American people had been smart enough to elect him, instead of POTUS, we would be better off and Janet wouldn't be trying to continue to lie to the American public.


McCain, Napolitano spar over border
Josh Gerstein - 9/21/10

Sparks flew between two of Arizona's most prominent political figures in Washington, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, during a Senate hearing Wednesday.

At a Homeland Security Committee session on counterterrorism efforts, McCain accused Napolitano of having reversed her stand on immigration-related issues when compared with the positions she took as Arizona's governor just a couple of years ago.

"There’s an old saying….on policy, it’s not where you stand it’s where you sit,"said McCain, who is up for re-election in November.

McCain quoted from a 2008 letter Napolitano wrote to her predecessor at Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, criticizing the federal government for not securing the border. The senator contrasted that with comments Napolitano made recently dismissing Texas Gov. Rick Perry's request for national guard troops, her agency's policy proposals to limit immigration arrests in connection with traffic stops, and the Obama Administration's lawsuit against Arizona over that state's controversial immigration control law.

"What in the world is going on here?" McCain asked as the prickly exchange began.

"Where I sit has not changed my position," Napolitano insisted.

"Clearly, you have," McCain shot back.

"No. I disagree, Mister--Senator," Napolitano maintained. She said some of the reported ICE policy changes were not true and she said border conditions had improved under the Obama Administration.

McCain said his constituents living along the border disagreed. "They don't see this dramatic improvement, Madam Secretary. In fact, they're more worried than they’ve ever been," he said. "They don't have the same security that people do in other parts of our country."

"I measure what we are doing by the results and by the numbers and what should be going up is going up and what should be going down is going down," Napolitano declared.

When McCain suggested that the committee invite Sheriff Larry Dever and others to testify about the failures along the border.

"They're down there on the front line and they'll tell you they have not seen improvement," McCain said.

Napolitano quickly responded with a list of local lawmen she suggested were pleased with the federal government's efforts.

"Well then, we'll have Sheriff Estrada, and Sheriff Ogden and some of the other sheriffs as well....Let's get them all up here," Napolitano said, talking over McCain.

Committee chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) eventually stepped in to break it up. "All right. Thank you both," he said

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