It's only been a week since I predicted that Janet Napolitano wouldn't last 6 months longer at DHS, and it's already time for an update.
Since her now infamous "The System Worked" gaffe, Janet's agency has shot itself in the foot twice. First TSA issued subpoenas against bloggers who posted one of its memos...and then had to immediatly back down.
Then we saw the TSA's performance at Newark International Airport that made Katrina look efficient.
It is a massive security breach that New Jersey's two senators are calling a "major negligence" and a "management failure."
But, don't take if just from me. The Wall Street Journal's Dorothy Rabinowitz has an excellent summary.
Ms. Napolitano would go on in other ways to prove the potency of man-made disasters—of which she was clearly proving one. In April, she issued a report seeming to target military veterans as potentially dangerous right-wing extremists. She soon apologized. In the same month she managed to suggest that the 9/11 terrorists had entered the U.S. through Canada, which appalled Canadian leaders. Apologies and clarifications followed.
Mr. Obama can't be happy with his Homeland Security chief. It's fair to say no president deserves an appointee so extravagantly unequipped for her job.