Restoration number 5 – “She still makes my teeth hurt”

Originally posted December 30, 2009

Everyone is weighing in on the crotch bomber. According to Maureen Dowd:

ACTUALLY NOT THE PROBLEM: “If we can’t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and a syringe full of acid, a man whose own father had alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a traveler whose ticket was paid for in cash and who didn’t check bags, whose visa renewal had been denied by the British, who had studied Arabic in Al Qaeda sanctuary Yemen, whose name was on a counter-terrorism watch list, who can we catch?”

ACTUALLY THE PROBLEM: Obama’s less than blustery response.

She even closed her column with “Heck of a job, Barry”.

Who else lives in Maureen Dowd’s world?

ED COMMENTED: “The day after the incident, I heard a story on NPR that I haven’t heard explored anywhere else.  They interviewed a man from Michigan who was on the flight.  He said that when the Nigerian tried to board the flight without a passport, a respectable looking Indian man described as appearing professioanl  and in his 50s stepped forward and was trying to intimidate the ticket agent into allowing the man to board.  This interviewee said he felt the two were travelling together.  When the ticket agent pushed back, the Indian man requested to speak with the supervisor which he then did.  Have you heard any of this from other sources?  It seems important, if true.”

I have not.

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