Leading the U.S. Army First Division, Lt. Gen. Russel Honore has become my hero for his kick-ass, get the job done attitude in the disaster recovery. It also doesn't hurt that he just gave a joint press conference, along with the Homeland Security Secretary, in which he told a reporter that a congressman's statements was "B.S.!" He said B.S. several times. (Does anyone know the context of his answer, and the congressman to whom he was referring?) When asked by a female reporter if New Orleans was secure, he answered (paraphrasing): Honore: Have you been in New Orleans recently? Reporter: Yes Honore: Were you accosted? Reporter: No Honore: Then I don't see why security is still such an issue! I bet Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff was taken back at the General's bravado. But when Gen. Honore excused himself and said he was leaving, as Chertoff was beginning to say something, Chertoff said that he too was leaving because this press conference was finished. Chertoff didn't looked upset. On the contrary, he looked relieved because the General had said what he wanted to say. But because of politics, he couldn't. The General, however, appears not to give a damn about politics. Quite refreshing! This is the kind of press conference that I like to see.