I was kind of shocked when I read this:
It came as no surprise to anyone who knows her that Napolitano handled the incident and its aftermath with aplomb. In the years I have known her, she has managed every challenge that has come her way with the same calm command that she showed in this instance. If there is anyone in the administration who embodies President Obama’s preference for quiet competence with “no drama,” it is Janet Napolitano.
I watched as she made the rounds of the morning interview programs on Sunday, laying out what she knew about the would-be terrorist and carefully refusing to speculate about the many matters that were still being investigated. She is being criticized for saying “the system worked,” but her part of the response system did work.
The whole column is little more than a mash note to Janet, but I was shocked to see the portion about the system. Broder is usually more concerned with appearances, and the bipartisan thing to do for him is usually to agree with Republican criticisms of Democrats.