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Critics on airplane claim: On what planet was Janet?

Will the Obama administration's  "heckuva-job-Brownie" moment lead to the ouster of Janet Napolitano as homeland security secretary? She was a political appointee who, as governor of Arizona, had been selected with the flimsy rationale that she knew the security problems of border states.

We still haven't gotten a clear sense of just what she was talking about when she said "the system worked" on the airliner from Amsterdam to Detroit that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab nearly blew up. Who knows -- maybe ex-NYC top cops Ray Kelly and Bill Bratton -- both with Democratic karma -- will soon be warming up in the bullpen. Here's some of the backlash from her statement that everything worked "like clockwork" after passengers foiled the mid-air murder plot.

Just for variety's sake, here's an excruciatingly sympathetic portrayal.


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