Outsourcing the guarding of the guards

Shockingly, the Wackenhut brand rent-a-cops employed by Homeland Security aren't trained in homeland security.

Pam Spaulding writes that they "were not adequately trained on how to handle suspicious substances, or given skills necessary to protect a building in a post-9/11 world. The guards blew the whistle on Chertoff."

According to AP: "when an envelope with suspicious powder was opened last fall at Homeland Security Department headquarters, guards said they watched in amazement as superiors carried it by the office of Secretary Michael Chertoff, took it outside and then shook it outside Chertoff's window without evacuating people nearby."

Shook it outside like a dusty rug, eh? Oh oh oh, now Chertoff's gonna "look into it." I guess nobody could've foreseen that outsourcing security would've produced unqualified security workers. (Pam's House Blend*)

*Over the next few weeks, the asterisk will indicate that a blogger is nominated for a Koufax Award which, by the way, both PEEK cobloggers Lindsay Beyerstein and Melissa McEwan are nominated for.

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