As we approach Christmas and AQ has once again promised a terrorist surprise, it is good to know that Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano–the woman responsible for orchestrating the TSA’s “security theater”–is at the top of her game. As she noted in an interview:
“We are thousands of people are working 24/7, 364 days a year to keep the American people safe.”
Refreshingly, a DHS spokesperson admitted that the Secretary mis-spoke. Given the events of the past few years, one could imagine Congress issuing a press release to proclaim that the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office had conducted an analysis and determined that there were, in fact, only 364 days in a year.
Nonetheless, given that the TSA has caught zero terrorist in the past 9 years, one might conclude that taking a day off would have no effects on results (e.g., 0/365 = 0/364) and might actually be touted as evidence of the administration’s success in eliminating waste, fraud and abuse.
2 thoughts on “Security Theater: Close Enough for Government Work”
Much as I hate to defend the TSA, it’s not really their job to “catch terrorists”–that’s for the FBI and other police agencies.
And, to be fair, they certainly have deterred terrorists haven’t they?