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Napolitano: Not sure why
released detainees were
in jail in the first place

Washington Examiner, by Michal Conger

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/1/2013 12:10:32 PM

Not only was Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano surprised when the people who work for her released hundreds of illegal immigrants this week, but she doesn’t know why those detainees were in jail in the first place, she told ABC News on Thursday. “That’s a good question. I’ve asked the same question myself,” she admitted. “So we’re looking into it.” Napolitano also said the release was poorly timed. “Do I wish that this all hadn’t been done all of a sudden and so that people weren’t surprised by it? Of course,” she said. But, Napolitano explained,

Very large sigh.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 3/1/2013 12:11:51 PM     (No. 9202848)

She must be the dumbest person in charge of DHS

Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 3/1/2013 12:12:11 PM     (No. 9202849)

She didn´t immedialy send a directive to stop the rleases.




Reply 3 - Posted by: aasilver, 3/1/2013 12:13:18 PM     (No. 9202856)

The real question is why weren´t they deported?

Reply 4 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 3/1/2013 12:16:50 PM     (No. 9202865)

FTA: "“That’s a good question. I’ve asked the same question myself,” she admitted. “So we’re looking into it.” Napolitano also said the release was poorly timed. “Do I wish that this all hadn’t been done all of a sudden and so that people weren’t surprised by it? Of course,” she said."

Yes, I´m sure she was sitting around scratching her rear end, completely baffled by all of this. Then she says the release was "poorly timed". So was it planned and someone screwed up the timing? And then she says she wished it hadn´t been done "all of a sudden" so people weren´t surprised by it? This means the release was planned all along.

Napolitano is surely the dumbest of the dumb.

Reply 5 - Posted by: CEP, 3/1/2013 12:17:02 PM     (No. 9202866)

Ask the governor of Arizona, she said why on FOX news this morning.

Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/1/2013 12:17:11 PM     (No. 9202868)

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is she?

Reply 7 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 3/1/2013 12:21:11 PM     (No. 9202879)

BeatleJeff: Not sure why that woman still has her job ...




Reply 8 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/1/2013 12:34:00 PM     (No. 9202921)

if the repugs do not have the cahones to have hearings on this then they are worthless representatives

Reply 9 - Posted by: rosewater, 3/1/2013 12:34:08 PM     (No. 9202922)

There will be an investigation by the House, Janet, Obumbo, and everyone one else in the administration will claim ignorance (which goes without saying) and the news media will only declare this as another witch hunt by republicans. They will stall until everyone gets tired of it.

Reply 10 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/1/2013 12:36:37 PM     (No. 9202933)

Anyone notice how ignorance has become the default Leftist defense?

Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/1/2013 12:44:40 PM     (No. 9202949)

The lowest cost for DHS and ICE is to release a suspected illegal alien on their own recognizance until their Immigration Court Hearing. The second least expensive option is to deport them. The most expensive option is to hold them until their hearing and then deport them.

Does ICE not know how to decide who gets detained? Have we been detaining the first time visitors with minor traffic tickets while the rapists have been released on their own recognizance?

Reply 12 - Posted by: lancelink1, 3/1/2013 12:52:31 PM     (No. 9202973)

Poor dear. She has a brain eating amoeba in her skull and it is starving to death.




Reply 13 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 3/1/2013 12:59:35 PM     (No. 9202993)

Why the heck is she releasing people that she doesn´t even know why they are there for. I say Napolitano needs to be arrested now!

Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/1/2013 12:59:56 PM     (No. 9202997)

I would call her Bam Bams lap dog but that would be repulsive in so many ways.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/1/2013 1:50:53 PM     (No. 9203094)

By appointing deeply stupid people to most high ranking federal offices ( I need not give examples.) ValJar is preparing us to agree with the coming ´transformation´ where all power is centralized in a more ´streamlined´ and efficient control center. By poisoning the system with incompetents she has already accomplished several important goals. ( for the LOFO market)

1- Conspicuously ignorant department heads (and Vice-Presidents) serve to make Barky look smarter.

2-These same people know that they were hired for their loyalty not their ability so they don´t get in the way of ValJar´s micromanagement.

3-Each mounting outrage boils the frog sloooooooowwwwwly.


Reply 16 - Posted by: Petronius, 3/1/2013 1:51:48 PM     (No. 9203095)

Is Janet Napolititano incompetent, or just an outright liar?

Reply 17 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/1/2013 1:53:04 PM     (No. 9203097)

Not a surprise. The order to release them came from the WH. Notice how all the flunkies around Obama never have a clue?




Reply 18 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/1/2013 2:06:47 PM     (No. 9203128)

Ah, the Hillary defense, "I don´t know, I can´t remember, and It wasn´t my fault and What difference does it make?".

Reply 19 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 3/1/2013 2:09:28 PM     (No. 9203136)

Time for puppies to ask for her resignation as she is either totally incompetent or she is lying. Either way, she needs to go. But as is the norm, nothing will happen.

Reply 20 - Posted by: miceal, 3/1/2013 2:30:52 PM     (No. 9203176)

I´d like to thank, once again, the idiots who foisted Obama and his band of happy dolts on us for another 4 years....

Reply 21 - Posted by: Uno, 3/1/2013 2:37:29 PM     (No. 9203183)

If you don´t know why they were in jail in the first place, then you´re telling the country that you have no idea what to just turned lose on the American public Janet Incompitano!!

Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/1/2013 2:39:49 PM     (No. 9203187)

Can we please stop using the word "repugs" on this forum? It is a leftist pejorative and I do not appreciate it because the actual party is the people--not the elected politicians.

Now, for this article...I can´t believe she would be so dumb as to say something like that in the first place. That would be like admitting that you either don´t know what your people are doing or that your department often incarcerates people for no reason and violates their rights. One or the other...of course, we know it is the first in most cases.



Reply 23 - Posted by: tenncon231, 3/1/2013 2:40:50 PM     (No. 9203191)

And her name has been floated as a potential potus candidate for 16!! Can you believe it??

If she would become president who would be considered "the first lady"??

Reply 24 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 3/1/2013 2:42:27 PM     (No. 9203195)

Incompetent? Dumb? No, Napolitano is doing exactly what Obama wants her to, and it is a classib Obama double game: get street cred with the Hispanic community for easing immigration, while appearing indignant when blowback appears. Napolitano´s response -- claiming ignorance -- is par for the course with this administration, and kept Obama´s fingerprints off the action. You get promoted for that kind of loyalty, not fired.

Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 3/1/2013 2:42:48 PM     (No. 9203198)

That´s today´s Butch Napolitano wrapup.

And in other news - - after nearly 20 years Butch Reno still can´t recall how the Waco inferno - - which roasted more than 20 children to death - - got started.

"After all, what´s the difference? By now they´d all be in their 20s and 30s - - if they were still alive - - and we wouldn´t recognize them anyway."

We´ll be right back after these commercial messages - - - - -

Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/1/2013 2:44:23 PM     (No. 9203199)

She should simply ask the immigration judges why they are detaining illegal aliens, as every illegal alien who is detained has a right to post an amount of bail, and have a bail hearing before an immigration judge.

Usually there are two reasons why an illegal alien is detained, either he or she is deemed to be a danger to the community, or the judge has reason to believe that once released, that the illegal alien will not return for his or her future court hearings.

The reason for such determinations is that a lot of illegal aliens are dangerous criminals and historically about 90% of released illegal aliens abscond and do not return for their future court hearings or for deportation.

Reply 27 - Posted by: dipi, 3/1/2013 2:44:41 PM     (No. 9203201)

Every time Napolitano opens her mouth she appears to be as intelligent as Maxine Waters, who on the other hand, is almost as intelligent as a cinder block.

Reply 28 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 3/1/2013 2:53:22 PM     (No. 9203212)

Celebrate diversity. No intelligence required.

Reply 29 - Posted by: Really?, 3/1/2013 2:54:49 PM     (No. 9203213)

I hope they use the same investigators that were looking into Benghazi, or maybe where all that oil went that leaked into the Gulf, or the REAL Killers of OJ´s ex wife.

Reply 30 - Posted by: Penney, 3/1/2013 3:20:58 PM     (No. 9203255)

´Nobody knows nuttin?´ ...Our ship of state is left floundering & battered increasingly by the horrendous waves of PC policies DEEMED by beltway Boomtown´s lefty/lib/dem statist pols, NONE of whom are responsible nor accountable for the havoc they are causing while they party hardy with hollyweird?!!! And still, ´NOBODY knows NUTTIN?!!!´ mmm mmm mmm

dem politicos have no shame & so never fess up to OBVIOUS blame

Reply 31 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 3/1/2013 3:34:38 PM     (No. 9203287)

If you believe the statements (in many cases under oath, testifying before Congress) made by Janet Napolitano, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Obama, and others, not a single member of Obama’s cabinet has ever made a single decision regarding any action, campaign or program involving their agency or department. All decisions are made by mid-level bureaucrats, without their approval or knowledge. This has been this administration’s go-to excuse for Fast & Furious, dropping charges against the Black Panthers, Benghazi, the moratorium on off-shore drilling, the release of thousands of illegal aliens awaiting deportation, and countless other screw-ups.

If an officer of a company ever tried to use that excuse – to the CEO, Board of Directors, or stockholders – they would be out of a job in no time. But in the Obama Administration, it’s the excuse they have used for everything. And every single time they have used it, the MSM has looked the other way.

It’s a LoFo (LOw inFOrmation) epidemic that has infected all of DC, the MSM, 50+% of voters and is spreading like wildfire. The only known cure is the truth and a conscience.

Reply 32 - Posted by: RightShoe, 3/1/2013 3:35:11 PM     (No. 9203290)

This is a blonde joke, right?

Reply 33 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/1/2013 4:18:25 PM     (No. 9203373)

What a maroon.

Reply 34 - Posted by: mc squared, 3/1/2013 4:44:29 PM     (No. 9203421)

Occam says they lie because they have an agenda and you can´t do anything about it.

Any other theories?

Reply 35 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 3/1/2013 5:06:23 PM     (No. 9203457)

No one knows anything? Who believes that low level bureaucrats would decide to let convicts go free in Arizona without up-line approval? I would bet my bottom dollar that Obama gave the final okay and the message was passed down to Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano. Why was not Arizona Governor Brewer advised? No one will say. Who sent out UN Ambassador Rice out to the Sunday TV talk shows to claim the Libyan attacks on our embassy in Bengasi was because of a video? No one will say. Why was no one every brought to justice for the loss of lives and property in Bengasi? No one will say. Who were responsible for “Fast and Furious? No one will say. Every heard of “the Chicago way”? THIS IS THE CHICAGO WAY. Our God did not intend his children to behave this way.

How long will it be until principled democrats (oxymoron) stand up against Obama and his thuggish regime? In any group of men there are usually some within the ranks with the courage to put self-interest and safety aside to speak out. It was a handful of courageous men who pledged their lives, their fortunes and sacred honor in signing their names to the Declaration of Independence. Even within the British House of Commons there were brave men who passionately opposed King George III in prosecution of the war against the rebellious American colonists. In the American colonies one third were British loyalists; one third were ambivalent. But one third supported independence. Where are such patriots today among the democrats? Where are they? Patrick, Saint George, Utah

Reply 36 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/1/2013 5:16:16 PM     (No. 9203476)

Don´t believe a word of it. She´s spinning so hard for her boss that she´ll auger her way to China.

Reply 37 - Posted by: strike3, 3/1/2013 5:35:42 PM     (No. 9203509)

In a proper dictatorship, NOTHING goes on without the DIC knowing about it because the flunkies dare not make a decision for fear of the consequences. Barry is behind all of it (after valjar) and lies so smoothly that the MSM just accepts it as fact.

Reply 38 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/1/2013 5:44:14 PM     (No. 9203519)

She is kept on board to make even the lamest Badministration member look smarter
by comparison.

She cannot be removed, since she is a twofer...
female and short and stupid and...
wow, a threefor...

Reply 39 - Posted by: NJVol, 3/1/2013 5:46:34 PM     (No. 9203523)

#25, I´d love to meet you and perhaps have tea and talk. Maybe, just maybe, you would then stop ad hominem attacks and focus on relevancies. Yes, the policies of Napolitano and Reno are and were repugnant. As are also are/were those of Menendez, Spitzer, Ted The Swimmer, Bloomberg, Pelosi and a whole lot of other Ds who are most likely heterosexual. I think you have good points to make, but when they are prefaced by spitting out the word "butch" they sort of lose their punch.

Reply 40 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 3/1/2013 6:11:38 PM     (No. 9203554)

Hmmm - - Napolitano and Reno - - "ad HOMINEM"?

Yup - - that´s very well phrased.

"Repugnant"? Burning 20 children to death? Well - - er - - yeah - - I guess - - I guess that´s repugnant. Sure - - why not?

Reply 41 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 3/1/2013 6:27:41 PM     (No. 9203576)

If everyone in this administration that is supposed be part of defending the Constitution, the Country and it´s legal citizens, but never seem to know when someone who works for them that commits a crime against the citizens by doing some unauthorized activity gets away with it is unpunished, why are the people that are supposed to know what is going on in their area of responsibility allowed to stay in the JOB?

Reply 42 - Posted by: Laurie, 3/1/2013 6:43:59 PM     (No. 9203601)

The cancer of our culture: complete lack of accountability.

Reply 43 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/1/2013 6:59:42 PM     (No. 9203625)

Start looking for fraudulent emails in every department. Then we´ll know who ordered the release. The EPA is not alone in this scandal.

Reply 44 - Posted by: dallasdude, 3/1/2013 7:00:49 PM     (No. 9203626)

Well over 2,000 were released by this dumb fool.

Reply 45 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/1/2013 7:12:03 PM     (No. 9203638)

Yep, this brain-dead incompentent Nazi is first-rate 2016 Democrat Presidential material. That´s how far the country has sunk.

Reply 46 - Posted by: ArtieC, 3/1/2013 8:13:16 PM     (No. 9203700)

Do people who ask a question and then answer it seriously annoy me? Of course they do.

Reply 47 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/1/2013 9:49:38 PM     (No. 9203796)

That is one disgraceful headline describing one disgraceful individual. Not sure why the were in jail in the first place ? The Obama
Administration is filled with so many corrupt and ignorant individuals it is an amazing site to behold. Based on that statement, every one of the released prisoners should sue her and the agency she heads. As far as I am concerned she just opened a can of worms.

Reply 48 - Posted by: get er done, 3/1/2013 11:42:51 PM     (No. 9203907)

We the People are not buying this load of cobblers. Even the low info voters should not believe this claptrap.

The phrase "lying sacks of manure with legs", a favorite phrase of the late Melvin Belli, comes to mind.

Reply 49 - Posted by: Adam, 3/2/2013 8:45:35 AM     (No. 9204292)

can´t believe she didn´t just say, "What difference, at this point, does it make?" Obama and his administration are a disgrace and I fear we will never recover.

Reply 50 - Posted by: andromedastudio, 3/2/2013 12:20:22 PM     (No. 9204703)

It happened on her watch, she is in charge so it is her doing. If she "did not know", that adds a new level of incompetence, it´s her job to know.

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Arizona Sen. John McCain was the Republican Party´s 2008 presidential nominee and he still wants the keys to the Oval Office. But he is beginning to sound more like a fan of likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "She´s a rock star," he said in a newly released interview. "She has, maybe not glamour, but certainly the aura of someone widely regarded throughout the world," he added in a reference to her work as secretary of State. McCain, reportedly trying to win back his reputation as a GOP maverick, was asked by the New Republic

George Zimmerman armed when
stopped for speeding
in Texas, report says

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CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/31/2013 4:36:37 PM     Post Reply
FORNEY, Texas - George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watch leader cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over for speeding in North Texas on Sunday, CBS DFW reports. According to the station, Zimmerman was armed when officers pulled him over on Highway 80 in Forney, east of Dallas. (Snip) The officer reportedly did not recognize Zimmerman, who was driving a Honda pickup. Zimmerman told the officer he was armed and was then told to put the weapon in his glove compartment, according to the station.

PPP poll: Palin leads Alaska
Republican Senate primary by 10 points

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Hot Air. com, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Not your typical New Yorker- 7/31/2013 11:12:11 AM     Post Reply
Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.

E-mails Suggest Collusion
Between FEC, IRS to
Target Conservative Groups

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National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/31/2013 6:07:16 AM     Post Reply
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,

McCain strolls into Dem caucus meeting
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/31/2013 1:28:56 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain — a Democrat? There was confusion Wednesday after the Arizona Republican mistakenly strolled into President Obama’s meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol. The room full of Democrats — who happened to be meeting in the same room where the Senate GOP usually holds their weekly policy luncheons — erupted in applause and laughter as the former Republican presidential candidate made his entrance. As McCain, 76, walked out of the Dem-filled space, reporters pressed him as to why he stepped foot in the room.

New Pelosi Agenda: Moms Free
from ´Burden of Child Care´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/30/2013 7:23:04 PM     Post Reply
In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.” During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a plan that includes universal pre-school and access to day care for working women, and an increase in the minimum wage.

Karl Rove, 100+ GOP Donors Send
Letter to Republicans Urging
Immigration Reform

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 7/30/2013 1:58:42 PM     Post Reply
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.

Bending the Trayvon
Martin tragedy to fit

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Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/30/2013 7:45:50 AM     Post Reply
I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only sensationalized a tragedy but at times appear to deliberately bend the facts to fit a desired story line. Maybe it started with the use of pictures of a younger Martin or with the sudden embrace of the term "white Hispanic" to describe Zimmerman in order to more easily paint him as a racist. NBC News was the most egregious offender

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