Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Fousesquawk "Jerk of the Year"

It's that time of year again, the day we have all been waiting for.

New Year's Day?

No. It's time to name the Fousesquawk 2010 Jerk of the Year Award. As in previous years, it is a hard choice because there are so many jerks out there, and there are many deserving of 2010's Golden Penguin. Hell, the whole MSNBC news team could have easily won. However, there can only be one winner, so, without further ado....

the envelope please.

The winner of the 2010 Golden Penguin for Jerk of the Year goes to..........

Janet Napolitano, ladies and gentlemen.

Last year at this time, Janet was telling us "the system worked" over the Christmas bomber. (The "system" worked because the airplane passengers swarmed the guy.) But that was last year, so she gets a pass. This year, however, Janet was running around like a chicken with her head cut off warning us about right-wing tea-partiers, North Dakota militiamen and returning war vets. She opposed the Arizona immigration law even though as former governor of that state, she knew the desperation they were in. She argued for the DREAM Act as if that were necessary for homeland security. She instituted these ridiculous airport pat-downs while refusing to use intelligent screening procedures. The Mexican border is a battle zone, but Napolitano sets up "Environmental Justice" seminars and task forces.

Hopefully, she won't retain the award in 2011. If that happens, we may all be dead


Siarlys Jenkins said...

I'd say Alan Grayson deserved it a lot more than Janet Napolitano. She's trying to do a thankless job, with people to her right, to her left, and behind her back telling her to try something different than whatever she's doing. She's not doing what I would have done. I'm sticking to Amtrak for long distance travel. But Grayson could have stopped what he was doing anytime.

Gary Fouse said...

Grayson got it last year and contended strongly for a repeat.