02 March 2009
Oh, good. Competence!
For his Homeland Security Secretary, President Obama picked Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. At the time the appointment, the president said that this was because of her experience with border security issues, since Arizona is one of four states bordering Mexico.
What he failed to tell us was that Arizona has been so extraordinarily successful in their border security efforts that Phoenix has become the city with the second highest per capita kidnapping rate in the world, second only to Mexico City.
Apparently, experience to the Obama administration is like luck: there's good luck and there is bad luck, but they are both luck. Likewise there is good experience and bad experience but, what the heck, it's not like border security is anything important or something, so experience is just experience.