Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rick's shebuddy not as buddy buddy?

Last week, Rick toured around the coast, but his guest of honor did not show. The rumor mill is that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was not happy with some of the things Rick had been saying in the media about the Obama administration.

Now it appears that Big John will be hosting Sec. Napolitano on Friday (link). Excerpt follows:

Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Laredo this week as part of a three-day trip designed to reinforce the Obama administration's attention to border security and the fight against Mexico's drug cartels.

Her trip will start in San Diego, and she and Attorney General Eric Holder will also meet with Mexican officials in Cuernavaca outside Mexico City. Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, hits Laredo, the largest inland port of entry, Friday.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn will join her in Laredo. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has requested 1,000 National Guard troops to help combat spillover violence, welcomed the trip.


Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, proposed a measure Tuesday that would give law enforcement and investigators on the border a $550 million boost. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, is co-sponsoring the measure.

Is Rick getting snubbed here? Is Kay stealing the limelight on border security? Will the "shut down the borders" crowd be happy with either candidate?

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