What we are focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel. And one thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here. The passengers and crew of the flight took appropriate action.-Janet Napolitano
Ms. Napolitano naturally had to come up with the ol' "taken out of context" defense and clarify her remark that she was talking about the system working AFTER the terrorist attempt, not before. Well gee Ms. Napolitano, what good is your system then if it only works after a terrorist attack and not before?
Clueless Napolitano Now Concedes System 'Failed Miserably' (NewsBusters)
Let the Furious Napolitano Spin Begin (Charlie Foxtrot)
Video: Now the system didn’t work (Hot Air)
By the way Matt, here's the answer to your second question.