Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Panic In Boston

John Stossel calls out officials in Boston for their handling of the Cartoon Network promotional light screens "discovered" around Boston last week. Among his comments:

... the signs were installed three weeks earlier in nine other cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Authorities there didn't freak out. The Associated Press reported, "There were no immediate signs of anyone panicking . . . removal of the signs was low-key. . . "

Only in Boston was there panic.

Mayor Menino said more than $500,000 was spent to send dozens of federal, state, and city bomb and terrorism experts to investigate. But he blamed the young men, not himself.