Thursday, June 08, 2006

Sweeney and Homeland Security

John Sweeney (R NY) told the press that he was calling for the resignation of Bush's Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff. But when asked if he spoke with Certoff, he said he would when it was "appropriate." (Yeah, like on the 12th of never, I bet.)

The latest report on the subject says:

Sweeney sent a letter Monday asking Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to explain the process the department used in making grant allocations.

The same story also reports that the GOP blocked a:

...motion on behalf of Democrats to recommit the spending bill with orders that appropriators add $750 million for state grants and urban area security grants so that no state or urban area would receive less funding than it had last year.

So while Sweeney is squawking around trying to make himself sound independent. It seems like a lot of talk and not much accomplishment on his part. He can't get Chertoff to do what he wants. He can't get his party to restore the cuts he doesn't like.

More of the Sweeney standard: chest pounding, yes. Results, no.

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