ABC News has learned that President Obama will replace Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair. His resignation will come as soon as tomorrow.
"On the heels of a number of intelligence failures involving the Fort Hood shooter, failed Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab, and questions about failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, it was no longer clear that Blair -- tasked with coordinating the 16 intelligence agencies and ensuring that they cooperate and share information - still had the full and complete confidence of the president, sources say."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this would be the first time Obama has fired ANYBODY for performance-related issues other than those teachers in Central Falls, Rhode Island (although they did get their job back after they agreed to longer school days, a longer school year, additional professional development and accountability performance test tracking.)
Of course there have been not one but TWO terrorist attacks while Obama in the year and four months that President Accountability has been running things, and they stopped NEITHER of them.
In the case of the penis bomber, the bomb fizzled and set his crotch on fire and passengers subdued him.
In the case of the Times Square bomber, the bomb fizzled and a T-Shirt vendor alerted police to the smoking car. Then the bomber ALMOST got away on a plane to Pakistan before he was finally apprehended by authorities.
Heckuva job in both cases - not by Obama or authorities, of course, but by the airplane passengers and the T-Shirt vendor.
But if either of those bombers had been competent and the bombs actually gone off the way they were supposed to, there would be hundreds of dead people in Detroit and New York.
And the Obama administration would be at fault.
He knows that.
So the Director of National Intelligence is gone on Obama's orders.
But it took TWO terrorist attacks to get him canned. And nobody else has been held accountable - not even the clueless Homeland Security Director who said the system worked after the penis bomber nearly brought the plane down on Christmas Day.
So you really do have to fuck up before Obama fires you.
Unless you're a teacher, of course.
Then you are automatically suspect and subject to firing because every social problem kids suffer from is YOUR fault.
Not coming to school?
Parents are divorced and mom's boyfriend drinks and plays poker until 4 AM every morning?
Parents are unemployed and the family is now homeless and moving from shelter to shelter?
Students just don't give a shit and enjoy a marijuana and Newport cigarette breakfast before coming to school to giggle and eat french fries in the cafeteria for four periods?
Remember, it's ALWAYS the teacher's fault.
Hell, the Obama administration actually laid partial blame for the financial collapse (the one in '08, not the one we're undergoing this week) on teachers.
Said if the education system was better, it wouldn't have happened.
So you know he must think the same thing about the bombers.
In fact, Obama apparently wanted to fire teachers along with the Director of National Intelligence and replace them with T-Shirt vendors.
But with all the layoffs, it was hard to find any teachers who actually still have jobs.
Heckkuva job, Barackie!!!!
If there is a God Duncan will someday have a similar fate.ReplyDelete
Duncan is President Accountability's basketball buddy. I suspect even if he was accused of selling crack to Osama Bin Laden with stolen Race to the Top funds, Barack would avoid getting rid of him.ReplyDelete
But I certainly share your sentiment, anon.
Duncan is President Incompetentability's Achilles heel. Both will fall in 2012.ReplyDelete
I hope so - From your keyboard to the universe's ears, ms. Tsouris...but I fear we are stuck with them.ReplyDelete
And it seems like Little Andy Cuomo is going to be even worse when it comes to charters and taking on the teachers unions.