December 27, 2005

RADLEY BALKO ON HOMELAND SECURITY: “the most bumbling, error-prone, embarassing government agency in town.”

Which is saying something, really. But, to their credit (er, or at least non-detriment), the story that they sent agents to harass a college student who requested Mao’s “Little Red Book” via interlibrary loan is a hoax.

Democrats should be making a big stink about problems with Homeland Security, but that would require criticizing big government bureaucracies. There’s also the problem that many of them supported creating the DHS, even though it seemed pretty obvious at the time that it was a lousy idea.