The Associated Press reported today:
"Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is asserting that the description she initially gave of the border swine-flu monitoring effort no longer applies. Appearing Wednesday before a Senate panel, Napolitano said that "passive surveillance" is "not an accurate picture of what is going on" at U.S. entry points. She had used that term Tuesday morning to describe the nature of the monitoring for illness. On Wednesday, Napolitano said that U.S. officials are "actively" questioning visitors at the border, asking questions about "whether they are ill, their travel history and the like." She also discounted turning to thermal meters to gauge whether people are carrying a fever, and Napolitano also said she does not believe the facts of the current situation would merit closing the borders."
Psssssst... hey, Janet: while you're at it, why don't you have the Border Patrol ask them if they are smuggling drugs or planning to overstay their visas? That way we could solve all these problems through active dialogue! Why didn't President Bush think of that?! Well spank my ass and call me Arlen, I'm switching to Democrat! Yeehaw!!!