Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ruffles have Ridges, the White House doesn't

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge quit today.

I can't say as I blame him. If I had that job, I'd quit too. (Of course, I'd have been smart enough to decline the offer in the first place. But that's Monday morning quarterbacking.)

The Homeland Security post is truly a no-win proposition. If there's a major terrorist strike, everyone will say it's your fault for not catching the fiends beforehand — never mind the fact that the fiends aren't exactly keeping you up to speed on their action plan. If there isn't, everyone wonders what good you're doing for the money we're paying you. Couple that with the fact that the administration is apparently far more concerned about insurgency in Fallujah, half a world away, than they are about death and destruction right here at home, and the person who takes Ridge's place has a fool for a career counselor.

By the way, we did catch Osama, didn't we? What? Oh. That was the other guy. Never mind, then.

1 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

Have you checked out the Ultimates from Marvel comics? Similar situ like Ridge: spend multi-millions for super powered team that you hope you never have to use. However, why do you keep spending all that money for them if nobody attacks? And if someone does, well, why didn't they catch them first?


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