Friday, October 30, 2009

Rick makes news that nobody picks up...

Rick made some potential news on the Lou Dobbs show with his criticism of Michael Chertoff's border security efforts (link). Excerpt follows...

DOBBS: You have five patrolled ports of entry into the state, as you know. Do you think homeland security Janet Napolitano is doing enough to secure the borders? And we'll limit that just to the state of Texas.

PERRY: And neither did the previous homeland security director.

DOBBS: Michael Chertoff.

PERRY: Neither one are doing enough. We've asked this administration for 1,000 National Guard troops to come, put boots on the ground. We haven't gotten an answer. There's a conflict between the department of defense and homeland security about who's going to pay for it. I don't care who's going to pay for it, just get the troops on the ground. Let's use the technology available. Why not fly predator drones up and down that border region. They're training drones anyway. They're practicing for the real deal. Let's use them, take that data, use it to help on our homeland security.

Rick criticizing the Bush administration for failing at border security? Sounds pretty newsworthy. I am surprised nobody picked this up... probably because nobody saw it because it was on CNN...

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