August 27, 2007, - 3:44 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
If and when Michael “Chiquita Banana Terrorists” Chertoff becomes the first Attorney General of the United States who openly approved payments to terrorists, then here’s who CNN believes will be the next Secretary of Homeland Security (and it’s not good–ZERO law enforcement experience):
Clay Johnson III. Who the heck is he? Most DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE-DHS’ largest agency) agents have never heard of him, another bad sign. From what we do know of his background, it has nothing–absolutely nothing–do with law enforcement experience, and everything–absolutely everything–to do with being a Bush crony. Julie Myers in pants running Homeland Security. Oy:
Clay Johnson, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, would replace Chertoff, the senior administration officials said.
Johnson, a longtime friend of Bush, served as the president’s chief of staff and appointments secretary when Bush was governor of Texas. He was executive director of the Bush-Cheney transition team.
G-d help us save this nation. And please G-d, fast forward the Bush Administration to its conclusion.
We simply can’t take much more of this:
Clay Johnson is the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget. The Deputy Director for Management provides government-wide leadership to Executive Branch agencies to improve agency and program performance. Prior to this he was the Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel, responsible for the organization that identifies and recruits approximately 4000 senior officials, middle management personnel and part-time board and commission members.
From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Johnson worked with Governor George W. Bush in Austin, first as his Appointments Director, then as his Chief of Staff, and then as the Executive Director of the Bush-Cheney Transition.
Mr. Johnson has been the Chief Operating Officer for the Dallas Museum of Art and the President of the Horchow and Neiman Marcus Mail Order companies. [DS: And this has WHAT to do with Homeland Security?!] He also has worked for Citicorp, Wilson Sporting Goods and Frito Lay.
He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Masters degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. In Austin, he helped create the Texas State History Museum, and was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Graduate School of Business. In Dallas, he served as President of the Board of Trustees for St. Marks School of Texas, and as a Board Member of Equitable Bankshares, Goodwill Industries of Dallas, and the Dallas Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.
More from Think Progress (hate to quote the lefties, but they’re right on this one):
He is one of Bush’s oldest friends, having attended both prep school and college with the President.
Well that does it. Of course, he’s the best one to run DHS. He went to PA at Exeter.
But, hey, he did run a museum, which is kinda what DHS is–a museum of exhibits, and very little of substance.
Hmmm . . . he ran Nieman Marcus’ mail order division. My mom shops at Nieman Marcus. Therefore, I, too, must be qualified to run that agency.
I’ll say it ahead of time for the President:
Johnson, You’re Doin’ a Heckuva Job.
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