Secretary Napolitano has canceled today’s scheduled trip to Texas. She was to have joined Governor Rick Perry in Port Arthur. A bit before 10:00 pm (eastern) last evening the DHS press office announced the decision, “due to bad weather predictions for tomorrow. The inclement weather would prohibit Secretary Napolitano from being able to take her trip as planned to fully assess recovery and rebuilding efforts from hurricanes Ike and Gustav.”Some good observations from that blogger, although the weather really is pretty bad today in the areas where they wanted to fly in helicopters and furrow their brows and point out at hurricane damage for the camera. The Obama administration has been very difficult to read on border security. At first they rebuffed Rick completely. Then they gave him a little bit of something but are still open to Rick's troop suggestion? With Janet Napolitano canceling her trip, does that buy Obama's administration more time to determine its position?
Today’s weather forecast for Port Arthur reads, “Variable clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon hours. A few storms may be severe. High 78F, Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.”
The storm warning of most concern may be more political than meterological. While the trip was scheduled to examine hurricane recovery, whaddaya want to bet the border might be brought up?
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Napolitano cancels trip to Texas... more to the story than the eye can see?
Homeland Security Watch blog has a great blog on Rick's home girl Janet Napolitano's cancellation of her trip to Texas today (link). Excerpt: