10 years ago
Announced during the last hour, Norman Mineta is leaving his post as Transportation Secretary. Mineta is the only Democrat in the Cabinet, and is a Clinton appointment that Bush inexplicably left in office upon taking the reins at the White House.
Tony Snow will have nice things to say about him, but the fact is that 9/11 occurred on his watch. And another fact is that while the hourly workers were ready to begin targeted searches (i.e., looking for those of Arab descent), Mineta continued the completely hapless policy of searching little old white ladies who use canes to walk. Mineta is an inept stooge, and the U.S. is better off without him.
What is that I heard? A tick upwards on the U.S. securometer?