Janet Napolitano ‘surprised’ by underlings’ release of illegal immigrants

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told ABC News that the department is looking into the release of several hundred illegal immigrant detainees in the face of sequestration cuts that haven’t yet happened. Further, she was just as surprised as you were to hear about it.

In true Obama administration fashion, Napolitano passed the buck, telling ABC that “detainee populations and how that is managed back and forth is really handled by career officials in the field” — or, as ABC’s report calls them, “underlings.”

Having assured the nation she’d look into it, Napolitano turned her attention to more pressing matters: those nasty budget cuts and the long lines they’d create at airports. “Those lines are going to grow significantly at some of the larger airports,” she told ABC.

  • Steve_J

    An underling doesn’t make make those kind of decisions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      and if they do why* does Janet still have a job?

  • waltzingmtilda

    Is this a joke?

  • Silenttype78

    Bullshit!!
    These people never seem to know anything! How about some accountability?

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      Accountability Zero: The Obama Administration

  • http://twitter.com/Jefffrye2 Jeff frye

    These underlings had better start covering there a_ _’s or they will take it in the back every time?

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      underlings will now be called ensign and given redshirts

  • FreedomFighter

    Will the liberal media keep tabs on this story, investigate what really happened and who is really responsible??….NOPE!!!

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung
  • smartaleck

    That’s it! We need to ban underlings. BTW, I think I found Elvis and he didn’t age very well…

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Come on Janet, can’t you find your way to the underside of a bus already? It could only improve that mug of yours.

  • SJ’s Dad

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; there are only 2 possible options:
    This entire adminstration is either:
    1. Grossly incompitent
    OR
    2. Nefariously EVIL!

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      or both.

      • nc

        It’s a special talent.

        • 1SkepticalChick

          Multitasking.

    • sentforth5

      Pure concentrated evil.

    • D’Bak61

      I believe they are just incompetent…at masking their evilness.

      • SpinMeNot

        After read through the “you must accept our lifestyle, but we reject yours” posts from the over in the “thread” on the SCOTUS and Prop 8 I’ve come to the conclusion that the Godless are immune traditional concepts like good and evil, they have no frame of reference by which they can view their own depraved lifestyles. But, they will judge us to be bigots, etc.

        They don’t feel the need to mask anything. They simply do not care.

        EDIT: Hey look, this site excepts HTML tags … doh.

    • RightThinking1

      Quoting McCarthy here, in regard to George Marshall:

      “If Marshall were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate
      that part of his decisions would serve this country’s interest.”

    • E Quilibrate

      Can they be both?

    • Creigh Tompkins

      They are grossly incompetent at being nefariously evil. They don’t deserve our spit!

  • Maxx

    They should remake the movie “Clueless” and just have Hillary, Joe Biden and Janet Napolitano tooling around the mall together. Oh wait, we need a Black to play Stacey’s part.

    Fine, throw in Eric Holder.

    • nc

      Why does BHO get left out?

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        He was busy on the 16th green.

  • Neil Leininger

    The administration of “I didn’t know that!”

  • RightThinking1

    On discovering that Solyndra solar panels do not produce power at night, Sec. of Energy Stephen Chu said: “Who knew…?”

  • Love of Country

    I don’t know how they all got out …. that’s just awful.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9qgdgS5WQ1qkol11o1_400.gif

  • Frank Drebin

    Apparently those cables never crossed her desk…

  • RightThinking1

    “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Regrets Timing of Immigrant Release”

    “The TIMING..”? She regrets the TIMING? Well, bless her heart…., we shouldn’t be upset, it was just poor timing.

    • Worship Dancer

      what she actually REGRETS is that the story got out BEFORE the illegals were released AND before the bogus sequestration happened. never let a crisis go to waste. they intended to release these illegals all along just needed to wait for the appropriate crisis to cover the release.

    • almarquardt

      That’s the first thing I noticed as well.

    • SpinMeNot

      I heard today coming back from physical therapy that another 3,000 are going to be released in March.

      That is 5000 new democrat votes for the 2014 election. Can we start a pool on the day the first one of the recently released is picked up for a violent crime?

  • RightThinking1

    Let’s see, Brazille, Waters, Napolitano. There is some sort of uber joke to be made from this. It is like hitting a humor trifecta, some sort of cosmic comic collision. You could not make this stuff up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      and that’s just the last 24 hours

  • nc

    Which is the sicker joke, that this type of thing keeps happening, or that the media, libbies and the LIVs keep giving it a pass?

  • TocksNedlog

    “Napolitano regrets surprise announcement of immigrant release”
    — So . . . does she regret the release, or just the announcement?

    • Worship Dancer

      she’s surprised that the release and the announcement happened before the bogus sequestration happened.

  • TocksNedlog

    I am SO PROUD to say that she was my governor.

  • TocksNedlog

    Nothing to see here. Just a minor incident of workplace stupidity.

  • TocksNedlog

    Underling-caused disaster?

  • Garth Haycock

    Who is more surprised:

    Napolitano by the release of prisoners?

    Brazile by health care cost increasing?

    I say let them each state their case in front of the American public so we can laugh at both of them.

  • Dennis the Dreamer

    The underlings must be lemmings.

  • Jay Stevens

    There are plenty of surprises to go around. After all, I was “surprised” that she thought I was in danger of becoming a prime terrorist suspect.

    Jay Stevens
    U. S. Army, ret.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Jeebus effin xmas, can you still defect to Russia?

  • Michelle

    OK Janet, we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on one condition: You find out who did give the authorization, announce the person to the public and then…FIRE THEM. Anything short of that only proves what so many of us have believed all along – you’re a traitor, incompetent and don’t give a rat’s ass about the American people or our safety.

    • nc

      Yes! There are obviously too many “underlings” that seem to be running the show in this administration (snort snort). But somehow everyone’s job is ESSENTIAL and no one can be cut.

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  • David

    Whoa, wait a second . . . why would we expect any high ranking official in the Obama administration be aware of what is going on? Those darn career federal employees just go it on their own without consulting the boss.

  • Paul Citro

    This WH is out of control, they can’t even control their people………wink,wink. Do you think anybody in his administration makes a decision without the moron’s approval.

  • SJ’s Dad

    First, F&F, then, Benghazi, now THIS, . . .

    WHEN there is a hearing, and by GOD there better be, the RIGHT in congress need a new meme . . . ala the late Johnny Cochran:
    “IF YOU DON’T KNOW . . . THEN YOU GOTTA GO!”

  • detroit19

    Secret Someone Ordered ICE To Reduce Their Criminal Illegal Immigrant Populations To 26 Percent Below Legally Required Level….. Ahead Of Automatic Budget Cuts
    http://exposethemedia.com/2013/02/28/secret-someone-ordered-ice-to-reduce-their-criminal-illegal-immigrant-population-to-26-percent-below-legally-required-level/

    • SpinMeNot

      Is that Secret Squirrel? I bet it was Morocco Mole, wasn’t it!?!

  • Joe W.

    “At this point…what difference does it make??”—–Use it, Janet…it worked for Hilarity….

    • SpinMeNot

      I am so glad you didn’t say “Work it Janet” oh no, I said it … *sticks forks in his eyes, and whimpers, ‘make it stop’*

  • Squirrel!

    Press conference this past Monday she SAID ICE would be forced to reduce detention & removal by “34,000 beds.” So tell me again that she didn’t know they were going to release these illegal lawbreakers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

    Really @Janet Napolitano? Because when you were Governor of AZ (during which time I lived in AZ), you were aware of E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G that happened in AZ and by which department. Now all of the sudden you don’t know jack about what’s going on? TskTskTsk

  • oneword

    This administration knows nothing about quite a bit of everything that is going on

    • SpinMeNot

      And Jay Carney says, “Its irresponsible to ask me about what we don’t know ….”

  • arttie

    Maybe Obama’s boss knows, ya think?

    • Rabid

      Naa..Moochelle doesn’t know either.

  • E Quilibrate

    Most of my adult working life was spent in management/supervisory
    capacities. Any time anything went wrong it immediately became my
    problem.Seems democrats are absolved of mgmt accountability.
    i.e. Clinton now Napolitano. What changed?

  • John F Welch

    If you really beleive Janet didn’t know about the release you are suffering from a serious mental disorder.

  • Marcy Cook

    She’s the head of Homeland Security and doesn’t know what’s going on and admits it? We’re screwed.

  • Guest

    Comrades’ mentality:
    the captain of the Titanic was “surprised” when the ship sank,
    therefore he was not to blame…
    that’s how it works…in Obamaland.

  • Guest

    Comrades’ mentality:
    the captain of the Titanic was “surprised” when the ship sank,
    therefore he was not to blame…
    that’s how it works…in Obamaland.

  • DorothyGrissom

    Napolitano: “OMG! Someone let the criminals out? No one told me!” #WagTheDog #Who’sRunningThisCountryAnyway

  • Axelgreaser

    NAPOLITANO (WTF?) DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT RELEASE OF ILLEGAL ALIENS? A past Governor? The same Janet Napolitano who received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Virginia Law School and who must therefore, as does President Obama and most high placed Democrats operating within today’s very odd political arena, be very familiar with the laws of Perjury and ‘general lying’ both in the catagory’s of ‘bald-faced’ and ‘by omission’ and also by misrepresenting facts to the people of the United States of America, which is LYING. Napolitano knows full well, for example, that in law

    “…Statements which entail an interpretation of fact are not perjury because people often draw inaccurate conclusions unwittingly, or make honest mistakes without the intent to deceive.”

    Translation: “Well, I don’t know nuthin’ about nuthin’, so don’t ask me. And my interpretation of ‘nuthin’ may not align with your idea of ‘nuthin’. you know?” She must also be keenly aware after having held the positions of: 23rd Attorney General Arizona (01.04.99 thru 01.06.03); 21st Attorney General Arizona (01.06.03 thru 01.01.09); 3rd United States Secretary Of Homeland Security, (President Obama) thru Present, that omission of truth is nothing short of lying. WHO DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY’RE DEALING WITH?

    Does this woman, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, think she can stand in front of a cameral and tell this sort of vociferous, maligning, reprehensible and immoral LIE and in any way give it creedence by virture of her ‘title’ and by passing it off via the eye-watering statement herin documented:

    “…Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told ABC News that the department is looking into the release of several hundred illegal immigrant detainees in the face of sequestration cuts that haven’t yet happened. Further, she was just as surprised as you were to hear about it…she was surprised by ‘underlings’ release of illegal aliens.”

    Is there no end to the criminal misuse of power which is engaged in as a matter of course in the Obama White House? This Presidents immorality and easy use of ‘half truths’ and ‘blaming underlings’ and thereby being absolved of and consequences if repulsive, repugnant and unforgiveable. THIS IS LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! Does Napolitano actually believe that we don’t fully understand she knew of EVERY aspect of this, did NOT act on her own and that it was SANCTIONED by President Obama? Does a woman experience and with the full understand of Law really think we swall this BULLSHIT?

    • SpinMeNot

      “Does this woman, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano,
      think she can stand in front of a cameral and tell this sort of
      vociferous, maligning, reprehensible and immoral LIE and in any way give
      it creedence by virture of her ‘title’ and by passing it off via the
      eye-watering statement herin documented:”

      Yes, because after Bob Woodward, no member of the Mujahideen State Media is going to call her on it. Limbaugh, Hannity, Wilkow, and Levin will, but they will just be ignored.

  • littleones

    Good to know she’s got her finger on the pulse…

  • Adela Wagner

    What the hell are we paying her for? To be able to dupe the people and shrug her shoulders, all the while things go according to some nefarious plan…..yep, that’s about it.

  • Paladin

    It smells like someone needs to change her underlings.

    • SpinMeNot

      oh, perfect. Brilliant. I love puns.

      *hat-tip*

  • fivebyfive

    When you ELECT someone clueless don’t be suprised when they appoint people without a clue
    (kerry and hagle fit this catagory as well)

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Ahhh yes, the odd “I’m not incredibly evil, just hopelessly incompetant” defense.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Same record different side. IIRC, Big Sis also claimed to be completely unaware of the Obama/Holder guns & grenade running across the Southern Border (never more secure) assisted by ICE/BATFE.

    Big Sis threatened the security of this country if DHS suffered scare-questration cuts. She not only knew but did El Presidente’s bidding by releasing some of La Raza’s brown shirts.

  • JR48

    How did Obama know and warn us about it but Napolitano didn’t? Lying tool.