AZ Sheriff on Napolitano’s Security Speech: ‘This Shows You How Divorced From Reality the Secretary of Homeland Security Really Is’
By Penny Starr
Friday, January 28, 2011
The National Sheriffs’ Association on Wednesday named Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu “Sheriff of the Year.” On Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered the first State of Homeland Security address, in which she gave an upbeat account of the agency’s accomplishments, including its efforts on immigration and securing the U.S. border.
Babeu, however, indicated that Napolitano’s speech was selective in what it emphasized and what it did not disclose.
“2010 was a historic year when it comes to securing and managing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws,” Napolitano said. “There are now more resources on the southwest border in terms of personnel, technology, and infrastructure than ever before in American history. And we continue to see progress on every metric.”