Gov. Rick Perry's Homeland Security Director Steve McCraw has found the enemy -- and it's Houston State Representative Rick Noriega, a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army National Guard.
In an astounding 3-page letter, written on the Governor of Texas' letterhead, McCraw questions Noriega's concern for the safety of the homeland with a tone that has to be read to be believed. In a fear-mongering and bait-and-switch style, McCraw misrepresents the debate and belittles Noriega.
McCraw writes, "Since it is your position that our border does not pose a terrorist threat, and because of that position you believe it is unnecessary to expand resources in protecting our border, I will make myself available to you or your staff immediately to provide a detailed briefing on why this mistaken position can cost lives."
Noriega fired off a response to McCraw's boss Rick Perry. "Last Friday, I received a letter from your Director of Homeland Security clearly implying that I favored policies that allowed terrorists free entry through our borders. This accusation is both insulting and irresponsible, particularly directed toward someone who has served the State of Texas at the border."
UPDATE: Vince has more.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 03, 2007 to That's our Lege