Joe Newman, a spokesman for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), had this to say concerning the DHS backed zombie apocalypse put on by HALO Corporation at a luxury resort in San Diego:
“We obviously are concerned about any expenditure that might seem frivolous or a waste of money but if they tie things together, there is a lesson there,” Newman said. “Obviously we’re not expecting a zombie apocalypse in the near future, but the effects of what might happen in a zombie apocalypse are probably similar to the type of things that happen in natural disasters and manmade disasters. They’re just having fun with it. We don’t have any problems with it as a teaching point.”
POGO, obviously spends too much time on Capitol Hill, just what teaching point is POGO referring to? How to hold government training conference at expensive resorts? How the rich and powerful should be protected if their spa stays are crashed by uninvited guests?
And if the zombie scenario is just a lark, a way for federal, state and local authorities to have fun but be prepared for the real world, then who exactly might the zombies be in the real world?