Dayton v. Kennedy

Returning Senator Mark Dayton to the Ranks of the Idle Rich in 2006

12/10/2004

Playing Politics With Homeland Security

With the Mall of America revealed to be a major potential target by terrorists, and with Minneapolis being a known training ground of 9/11 terrorists, it does seem imprudent that antiterrorism funding be cut for the Twin Cities, pork notwithstanding. As one would expect, Senators Coleman and Dayton are seeking to get those funds restored.

But remarkably, Senator Dayton is prepared to block former NYPD chief Bernard Kerik from assuming the head of the Department of Homeland Security as payback to the Bush Administration.

Blocking the highly-regarded Kerik during a time of war does not seem like good politics or good policy for Senator Dayton as he approaches a tough reelection campaign.

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