House GOP: Napolitano must go

posted at 8:54 pm on April 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

She doesn’t know immigration law or how the 9/11 hijackers got here, and she can’t manage a report on a topic as sensitive as domestic terrorism without insulting vets, but hey — at least she doesn’t owe back taxes. Who could have guessed that the title of Most Hapless Obama Appointee would pass so soon from Geithner?

Nothing says “smart power” like having foreign media wonder how your chief of security got her job.

House Republicans are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to step down or be fired in the wake of a controversial department memo that has sparked indignant battle cries from conservatives and some veterans.

“Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela,” said Texas Rep. John Carter, a member of the party’s elected leadership who has organized an hour of floor speeches Wednesday night to call for Napolitano’s ouster. “The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime.”

Leave it to the GOP to blow an easy lay-up like sticking up for vets by invoking hyperbolic comparisons to Red China and jailing of dissidents. Funny thing: If they did somehow succeed in getting Napolitano canned, her likely next move would be … running for Senate in Arizona, where she’d be well positioned to turn the seat blue thanks to the internecine McCain/Simcox primary bloodletting to come. Napolitano must stay!


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