Perry: Napolitano ‘testy’ in call
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.’”