Sen. Hassan Cites Fake News Story in Confirmation Hearing

Making her Senatorial debut in the DHS confirmation hearing, Senator Hassan cited her deep concern about the Russians hacking the Vermont power grid as the Washington Post reported a few weeks back.  She evidently didn’t get the update that the story was totally debunked and eventually retracted (fake news strikes again!).  Fortunately for Maggs, General Kelley was gracious realizing he was dealing with someone not really together and just went with it and didn’t embarrass her with a correction.

Oof.  These are going to be a long six years.  Hopefully, she can start to pay attention and keep up with what’s going on.  Otherwise, we’ll be in for more cringe worthy stories like when Ann Kuster didn’t realize Benghazi was in the Middle East.


I’m a software guy with a penchant for football, hockey, music, current events and politics — mostly current events and politics. Having driven several conversations to silence while discussing the latter items, it has been intimated that I should blog about it; to purge it from my system so that we may return to enjoying social events and cocktail parties. Kind of like drawing venom from a snakebite so that the body may return to health. The body, in this clumsy metaphor, is the social life of my wife:0) So, game on! I’ve got opinions and I hope to persuade and look forward, in return, to be persuaded.