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Napolitano: "The Future is We Have Borders"

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Espresso Pundit picked up on a goodie yesterday -- an article about Janet Napolitano entitled "The border for dummies," by the editorial board of the Canadian newspaper, National Post.

The article repeats an embarrassing CBC radio moment for Arizona's former governor, now Homeland Security Secretary, after she repeated a disproven rumor that some of the 9/11 perpetrators crossed into the United States from Canada. What comes next is rich:

Informed of her error, Ms. Napolitano blustered: "I can't talk to that. I can talk about the future. And here's the future. The future is we have borders."

Napolitano, as governor, often used the old "let's just move forward" routine with the media if she felt she was being criticized. It doesn't work any better now.

Canadian's largest newspaper, the Globe and Mail, published a similar diatribe against Napolitano, calling her a "Bush throwback."

That's not the only blunder she's made lately, either. Napolitano said on CNN's Larry King show that crossing the border wasn't a crime:


What we have to do is target the real evil-doers in this business, the employers who consistently hire illegal labor, the human traffickers who are exploiting human misery.

And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.


Actually, it is a crime.

As we noted yesterday, the backlash against Napolitano is growing more acute since her report on the possibility of right-wing-led domestic terrorism. Blogger Michelle Malkin linked on Tuesday to a new Web site called "www.firenapolitano.com," which is worth a quick peek just for the artwork, which is where the above image of Napoleon/Napolitano came from.

Napolitano has become the biggest farce of Obama's cabinet.

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