Readers may have noticed that weâ€™ll need to add a new one to the blogroll here.Â Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is now blogging.Â I donâ€™t think he sleeps.Â The man is dealing with one of the most motley of bureaucracies in one of the most political environments, and he still finds time to post.Â Looking at my frequency of updates here lately, Iâ€™m feeling rather inadequate.
But the Secretary seems to be enjoying himself.Â The Leadership Journal, as the blog is named, affords him some freedom to rebut his critics in the press without interruption.Â A recent post of his took the New York Times to task for an editorial about DHS authorities and performance.Â Attending to this topic would demand a daily update with all the commentary underway from the GAO to the IG to the Congress.Â Heck, perhaps HLSWatch.com will rise to the attention of the Leadership Journal….
Before we get ahead of ourselves, following is the caveat set for the Secretaryâ€™s blog:
â€¢ This Journal is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact your local police or FBI office or submit a tip to the FBI online.
â€¢ Do not send in questions or status inquiries about your specific immigration or citizenship case or questions about your passport or visa. Contact USCIS directly regarding citizenship, and the State Department regarding international travel.
â€¢ This is a thought journal, not a substitute channel for services or general questions. See “Contact Us” on www.dhs.gov, to get help from the Department and components.
â€¢ Reporter questions will not be posted. Reporters should contact the Press Office through their normal channels.
However, you can always report criminal activity or request citizenship status reports right here on HLSWatch.com.
Update 9/20/07: You can not report criminal activity or request citizenship status reports right here on HLSWatch.com