Obama Taps AZ Gov. Janet Napolitano to Head Homeland Security
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano has been tapped by President-Elect Obama to head the Department of Homeland Security, pending vetting.
I guess it's too much for which to hope that her first order of business will be to defang and rename the creepily fascistic DHS.
Because I don't really like this department or its (over)reach (I'm way more conservative than most conservatives on this one; leave it to them to love the federal bureau with the most Nazified name), I have what I'll call "not a good reaction" when I read stuff like:
She was the first governor to call for National Guard troops to secure the U.S.-Mexico border
as if that's a good thing.
The entire department is also a dysfunctional mess; as Steve notes: "Since its creation in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration's management of the newest cabinet agency has been a terrible mess. (A few years ago, House Democrats released a report noting that DHS set 33 clear goals for itself—and failed to meet all of them.)"