Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snow have sponsored a bill to create an office of National Cyber-security Advisor as part of the West Wing. They would pull it from Homeland Security, and put it in Obama’s incompetent little hands, just in time to pull the plug on the Net. I think we now know why the Dems have been so busy with AIG, keeping it in the headlines all week.
This is truly terrifying. It would give the White House the ability to pull the plug on any offending ISP or Network if it were considered “dangerous” to national security.
Can you say Dictatorship?
“…Forthcoming legislation would wrest cybersecurity responsibilities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and transfer them to the White House, a proposed move that likely will draw objections from industry groups and some conservatives. CNET News has obtained a summary of a proposal from Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) that would create an Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, part of the Executive Office of the President. That office would receive the power to disconnect, if it believes they’re at risk of a cyberattack, “critical” computer networks from the Internet.
“I regard this as a profoundly and deeply troubling problem to which we are not paying much attention,” Rockefeller said a hearing this week, referring to cybersecurity. Giving the White House cybersecurity responsibility was one of the top recommendations of a commission that produced a report last year to advise President Obama on cybersecurity issues. However, the Homeland Security Department, which currently has jurisdiction over cybersecurity, has insisted the reshuffling of duties is not needed…”
I think it is time to face the reality that Olympia Snow needs to be booted out of the GOP. I am a strong believer in the 80% Solution, but I think Snow has betrayed not only the GOP, but the entire nation.
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