"We are 98 yards from the goal line, which is where we started 5 1/2 years ago."

Stories like this used to make me impatient for the end of the Bush Administration. These days, they just make me ill:

"We are 98 yards from the goal line, which is where we started 5 1/2 years ago," said Mr. Pascrell, demanding that Homeland Security say how much it was going to cost taxpayers to secure the nation's borders. None of the three department officials at the hearing had an answer.

"After 5 1/2 years, someone should be able to answer the question without a bunch of malarkey," he said.

Rep. Mark Souder, Indiana Republican, said it was Mr. Chertoff who made Project 28 "a big deal" but the committee "can't get any figures now on how much the border fence is going to cost and when it will be done."

Oh, well, I'm sure it will be better different under the next administration...

Posted by: Ragnar at 09:41 AM

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