Friday, July 15, 2005

Shifting HS $$$ from blue to red?

A NY Times editorial yesterday discussed how homeland security funds have been rerouted away from high-risk states to low-risk ones. This despite HS chief Michael Chertoff imploring that the money be distributed based on risk.

Based on risk -- hmmm. What are the odds of a terrorist attack occurring in Wyoming or Nebraska or Oklahoma as compared to much bluer states such as Illinois (Chicago), California (LA), New York (NYC), or Massachusetts (Boston)? What's going on here? Partisan punishment inflicted on those states that went with Kerry? Pork is bad enough but when it comes to domestic security, how insane has the brutish ideological divide become?

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