Meanwhile, irony-challenged national Dems continue to pound President Bush for politicizing federal homeland security allocation decisions -- and leading the way are New Jersey's Sen. Jon Corzine and Rep. Robert Menendez. Menendez railed about the Bush administration's alleged inadequate funding for rail and transit security. A Corzine press release last month touted Senate Democrats posturing as the responsible overseers of domestic security purse strings:
"Democrats are concerned that American towns and cities remain unprotected and vulnerable to terrorist attack. Ports, railways and transit systems, chemical and nuclear power plants all require a higher level of security than is currently provided. The Democrats raised concern that President Bush failed to make homeland security a priority and cut funding to major programs in his budget this year. By cutting funding for transit and rail security grants by $50 million, slashing funding by over $400 million for first responders, and further cutting of funding for airport screeners, the president has put Americans' security at home at risk."
No press releases yet from any Democrat on how the Garden State pigs fed at the 9/11 trough to the tune of some $20 million -- and put Americans' security at home at risk.
Who'll cry "exploitation!" now?