Tuesday, September 20, 2005
I Love Cronyism, Love it.
This is Julie Myers, President Bush's nominee to head the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security.
Her nomination is a joke, a bad joke .
The Bush administration is seeking to appoint a lawyer with little immigration or customs experience to head the troubled law enforcement agency that handles those issues, prompting sharp criticism from some employee groups, immigration advocates and homeland security experts.
The push to appoint Julie Myers to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, comes in the midst of intense debate over the qualifications of department political appointees involved in the sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina...
...After working as a federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., for two years, Myers held a variety of jobs over the past four years at the White House and at the departments of Commerce, Justice and Treasury, though none involved managing a large bureaucracy. Myers worked briefly as chief of staff to Michael Chertoff when he led the Justice Department's criminal division before he became Homeland Security secretary.
Myers also was an associate under independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr for about 16 months and has most recently served as a special assistant to President Bush handling personnel issues.
Her uncle is Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, the departing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She married Chertoff's current chief of staff, John F. Wood, on Saturday.
In written answers to questions from Congress, Myers highlighted her year-long job as assistant secretary for export enforcement at Commerce, where she said she supervised 170 employees and a $25 million budget. ICE has more than 20,000 employees and a budget of approximately $4 billion. Its personnel investigate immigrant, drug and weapon smuggling, and illegal exports, among other responsibilities.
Myers was on her honeymoon and was not available to comment yesterday. Erin Healy, a White House spokeswoman, cited Myers's work with customs agents on money-laundering and drug-smuggling cases. "She's well-known and respected throughout the law enforcement community," Healy said. "She has a proven track record as an effective manager."
Nice, just what we need, inept leadership for the borders. Why can't MY uncle be a general?
#2) I am not a moderate.
#3) That particular post requires someone with far greater experience in Law Enforcement. Not another Washington lawyer who gets jobs because of who they know. I happen to work in Law enforcement and personally know people who work in 3 agencies that she will be overseeing. They are far from thrilled.
4)You want a solution from me. Here it is. Appoint some one that actually has worked for one of the agencies in a Law Enforcement capacity.
All your little labels don't change the fact that the appointment smacks of cronyism.
as far as labels go, if the shoe fits, wear it. Hows that for common sense
"I'll let you have the last word"-Bill O'Reilly on just about every show. You lack originality as well as common sense.
I'm looking forward to the day my friend. The difference btween me and you buck is that I dont need to sit in a bar to get my courage up to beat down a little puss like you.
"Nemo me impune lacessit".
I learned of it from my grandfather at a very young age. It has served me well. Now piss-off Robert. Your a silly boy.