Perry: Napoli­tano ‘testy’ in call

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING - Com­piled from wire re­ports

Gov. Rick Perry said U.S. Home­land Se­cu­rity Sec­re­tary Janet Napoli­tano turned “testy” when he steered a phone call about hur­ri­cane pre­pared­ness to­ward border se­cu­rity.

Perry said Napoli­tano called Wed­nes­day to ask if Texas was pre­pared for Hur­ri­cane Alex.

“I said, ‘Yes, I have all the help I need, but I don’t have all the help I need along the border of Texas,’” Perry said. “I said, ‘The idea that you would send 250 Na­tional Guard troops to a 1,200-mile border and think that is any­thing but an af­front is be­yond me.’”

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