Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Cronyism or Just MSM Nitpicking?

While stuck in traffic - four car fender-bender - I was running so late that I heard the start of Laura Ingrams show. She was saying that the MSM seems to be sensing Dubya's blood in the water and are attacking like the jackals they are. (Jackals swim?)

One thing she was laughing about was Julie Myers, President Bush's nominee to head the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security. Ingram mentioned that her uncle is Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, the departing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and that she married Homeland Security boss Michael Chertoff's current chief of staff, John F. Wood, on Saturday. She thought this was just a sign that the Stupid Party needed to stand up against the lies of the Left and blah-blah-woof-woof. Whatever.

Well, I make it to work, fire up the usual VRWC sites and see that
Michelle Malkin has the headline: "NO MORE CRONYISM: BUSH DHS NOMINEE DOESN'T DESERVE THE JOB". Here's why....

Oh, give me a ^*&%$# break and a half! This nomination is a monumental political and policy blunder in the wake of the Michael Brown/FEMA fiasco. And I can tell you that contrary to the Miss Mary Sunshine White House spokeswoman's comments, rank-and-file DHS employees and immigration enforcement officials are absolutely livid about Myers' nomination.

This e-mail I received last week says it all:

"It’s almost like the old INS days where they just throw out the political favors. Maybe she’s getting the job because she’s tight with Chertoff. Maybe it’s because she’s the niece of General Myers (Chair Joint Chiefs of Staff). Who knows, but I guarantee you this, the next time some illegal aliens commit a terrorist act on U.S. soil, people are going to be scrutinizing her resume.

Sorry to ramble but unfortunately the majority of DHS is being run by hacks, snot nose youngsters who couldn’t find an illegal alien in Tijuana, and other “connected” people with no knowledge, experience, or business being in the Homeland Security sector. I guess it’s a good resume line to have these days."


Everything was supposed to change after 9/11. No more business as usual, blah blah blah. But when it comes to immigration enforcement and border security, Bush keeps installing clueless cronies.

[A]s long as the borders are broken and al Qaeda continues to exploit lax immigration enforcement, I don't want her in charge of ICE. Why hire someone who needs to "seek out" those "who know more than I do" in order to her job? Why wait until the next mass terrorist attack to put those more knowledgeable people in leadership positions now and leave the paper-pushers in their cubicles?

Why the president wants Myers to head ICE at this critical moment in time--and why his supposedly brilliant strategists don't see the stupidity of Myers' nomination--defies comprehension.

White House, meet clue-by-four. Find someone better before this blows up in your faces.

Go read it all. I wonder why I don't hear Dubya knob-polishers like Hannity actually going after Team Dubya about this. Oh, he SAYS that he's critical, but it's lip-service in between the blind rimmings he delivers daily.

Malkin was the first on the Right to call for Brownie's head, so I take her concerns more seriously than Ingram's comments. Immigration is the Achille's Heel of Team Dubya and despite the Dems generally being in favor of illegals coming over and absorbing our services, taking our jobs and illegally getting to vote for Dems, they will be able to lie and say they're concerned because it's obvious that Team Dubya has no interest in REALLY securing our nation and that will make conservatives stay home in 2006 and 2008.

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