"I don't know who the hell controls Selective Service, to tell you the truth." Panetta on whether a future draft could affect women.—
gwen ifill (@pbsgwen) January 24, 2013
At a Pentagon briefing today, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was asked how his lifting of the ban on women in combat would affect the Selective Service going forward. He would’ve liked to answer that question, but he needed a little information first:
Well, that’s reassuring.
Did Leon Panetta really just say he does not know "who in the hell" is responsible for Selective Service registrations? Wow. pathetic.—
(@djk_mitre) January 24, 2013
The answer, Mr. Secretary, is Lawrence G. Romo. Enjoy your retirement.