The most embarrassing thing Janet Napolitano did on Wednesday turns out not to be napping during her boss’ State of the Union speech. Instead, as CNS News reports, the Secretary of Homeland Security apparently ditched a meeting with Congress over the handling of the EunuchBomber. Even Democrats want an answer to the question, “Where the hell is Secretary Napolitano?”
Napolitano instead sent an aide rather than deal with the committee. Why? The first part of the clip gives us an idea. Chris Carney (D-PA) says he wants an answer to the question of why Napolitano went on television to claim that “the system worked,” when it clearly did not. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) spoke with Napolitano earlier in the week, and she had given him no indication that she would be unable to attend.
Her high-profile catnap during the SOTU speech shows pretty clearly that she didn’t use the time to get some rest. So what pressing business took priority over fixing the problems that almost led to 300 deaths and the first foreign terrorist attack in years? Because if something else takes priority over counterterrorism for the Homeland Security Secretary, then that’s just another reason why we need a replacement — now.