The Nanny Patrol?
The Washington Times' Jerry Seper reports on Keystone Kops antics at the U.S.-Mexico border:
Several veteran Border Patrol agents in Arizona told The Washington Times they were issued standing orders to be within five minutes of National Guard troops along the border and that Border Patrol units were pulled from other regions to protect the Guard units -- leaving their own areas short-handed.
The agents, who refer to the assignment as "the nanny patrol," said most of the Guard troops are not allowed to carry loaded weapons, despite a significant increase in border violence directed at Border Patrol agents and other law-enforcement personnel over the past year.
In retrospect, it was probably a bad move to outfit the Guard troops with giant butterfly nets instead of pistols. But, hey, if the Border Patrol is short handed, why not call out the Minutemen? You know, the more-bark-than-bite nationalist "movement" that, according to the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center, Jerry Seper and the Washington Times largely invented out of the ether? Mind you, we're not complaining. We're big fans of making mountains out of molehills: