Administration sources tell TIME that employees at the Department of Homeland Security have been asked to keep their eyes open for opportunities to pose the President in settings that might highlight the Administration's efforts to make the nation safer. The goal, they are being told, is to provide Bush with one homeland-security photo-op a month.Hmmm... Given that the Dept. of Homeland Security is also under a hiring freeze, makes one wonder exactly just how committed this administration is towards protecting the nation from acts of terrorism. They seem to have no qualms about asking an already strained government organization to place the Bush campaign on the front burner. Senator Leahy had this to say on the matter.
Of course, none of this should come as a surprise. The Dubya administration has developed a pattern that is highly consistent with what Mr. Clarke, Paul O'Neil and others whom the administration then smears as being "out of the loop", or "disgruntled employees seeking retribution". Bullshit!
This administration is all talk/photo-op and no action/commitment. When will the nearly 50% who continue to support Dubya in his re-election bid wake up and realize that the Emperor has no clothes?