There's a lot of tension at the White House today over all the comments people here made on the Sunday talk show circuit. You had Axelrod saying that the Tea Parties were unhealthy for America. You had Napolitano saying crossing from Mexico to the U.S. was not in itself a crime. And you had Summers basically telling the American people the exact opposite of what Big Guy wants on ending the Cuban embargo, by saying the embargo wasn't going to end any time soon.
Big Guy was not happy. As he told us this morning, he expects this from Biden, not from people who supposedly know what they're doing.
But most of the ire is now focused on Axelrod and Napolitano: they've really made a mess of things with that DHS memo on "right wing extremists" and Axelrod slamming the Tea Party events. I mean, even I know that when you've been elected by a group of people who see nothing wrong with throwing dog poop at our returning military, you shouldn't be attacking American taxpayers who are little annoyed at government spending run amok.
But it's Napolitano who may be in even deeper doo-doo. We just got the initial analysis back from DHS on her memo, and the list of folks identified as threats to U.S. stability is pretty comprehensive. DHS basically used the memo's criteria: former or retired military, politically active, conservative leaning, and came up with a list of people the government is going to have to monitor.
I may be wrong about this, but I don't think we're going to be able to tap General (ret.) and former President George Washington's phone. And I don't think General George Patton is no longer sending emails to anyone.