August 28, 2007, - 9:56 am

More Bad News: Another DHS Failure Gets into AG Candidate Mix

By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Asa Hutchinson, the Republican from Clinton Country?
Most Department of Homeland Security agents and other employees would rather forget him. As DHS Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security, he was a big failure. Borders and transportation became less secure–NOT more–under Hutchinson. But he did get the Islamist Pander-Bear thing down pat. He was frequently seen at Hezbollah-financing La Shish restaurant in Dearbornistan, breaking pita with the most extremist Muslims (and kissing their butts). That includes a “former” Islamic terrorist and two known current agents of Hezbollah. And Hutchinson was a big zero at the DEA (which he headed before his DHS tenure), too.

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Asa Hutchinson: Millionaire Incompetent Might Be Next Bush AG

While in his DHS position, here’s the “wisdom” he infused into the agency:

Eliminating the fear of deportation will be an incentive. Undocumented aliens will tell you they often have trouble sleeping at night, and leaving for work each day, not knowing if they will make it home at the end of the day.

That was in Hutchinson’s written answers to Senate questions posed to him in late 2004.
You want this guy back in any office? Sadly, he may be the next chief law enforcement officer in the nation.
Now, he’s entered into the mix of candidates for Lame Duck Bush Attorney General, a number of mainstream media sources are reporting. The Bush Administration doesn’t want to have two confirmation battles (for Chertoff and has replacement), so they may go with a non-sitting incompetent instead of one that is already sitting pretty (Michael “Serpenthead” Chertoff).
Lucky us. I will remember the Bush Administration for exactly this kind of thing: recycling incompetent retread Friends of W and failing to live up to the challenges of 9/11 and Islamism.
Asa Hutchinson is yet another poster child for that.

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9 Responses

It would be a small sign of intelligence from W to keep Chertoff where he is and only have the one confirmation battle to fight as you noted, Debbie. I don’t think the White House can win two confirmation battles in what is left of this administration. On the other hand, if the whole thing is just to provide a circus atmosphere as a smoke screen while they sneak the North American Union into position, two confirmation fights might be better than one. I find this latter idea very scary because people and Congress tend to fixate on confirmation hearings, and the administration is free to do just about anything else unobserved while that is going on.

Dr. D on August 28, 2007 at 10:36 am

Since President Bush is busy replacing incompetent, embarrassing political appointees, why not nominate ICE Deputy Special Agent in Charge/New Orleans Kyle Barnette for Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security. Julie Meyers recess appointment expires at the end of this year. DS readers know Barnette as EverViglilantSheepdog, the immature DS poster who earns his GS/15 salary by posting insults and lies on this blog. Barnette (EVS) regularly posts from ICE computers on government time. Barnette is being paid $120,000+ a year to blog while driving a government owned vehicle between his home and office every day. This amounts to almost 200 miles a day which is being paid by the taxpayers for Barnette’s free ride. Why is the DHS Inspector General not investigating the waste, fraud and mismanagement at the highest levels of ICE/OI ???????????

FingerEleven on August 28, 2007 at 9:02 pm

The giant corporations control all these people. They are bankrolling both parties, and they want the border erased, and to have everyone forget about American sovereignty and the abuses, pollution, and non-existant standards in China and Mexico. They want all us worker bees working together and happy, even with the incompatible muslims and other 3rd-worlders. All the Republicans and Democrats are traitors to America.

steve ventry on August 28, 2007 at 11:39 pm

Ventry, you’re a dope. These “giant corporations” are not evil and do not control anyone. Their executives and directors come and they go. They employ millions of Americans and they are owned by millions of every-day Americans who are invested in them through 401Ks and pension plans. The environmental wacko lobby, unions, and the left in this country are directly responsible for most of the jobs leaving our country due to excessive pollution standards, labor costs that make it impossible for corporations to stay profitable enough to satisfy their stockholders, and higher taxes to pay for more entitlement programs. Corporations are definitely not the problem in this country.

AynaydaPizaqvick on August 29, 2007 at 7:44 am

I didn’t vote for Bush either time and it was for many reasons, so I’m not as disappointed in his appointments as the one’s who voted for him are. That is not to say that I’m not disappointed in his appointments or picks for leadership roles. Let me start by saying the worst pick was for vice president and it goes on down the line.
Of course, after reading how Karl Rove had even the lowest the political appointees making sure the Republican agenda was out there, I’m not as surprised any more with many of his appointees.
Also, if you appoint people who are more incompetant than you are to positions around you, then you don’t look as incompetant. Another example, doesn’t the boss usually pick people for leadership/supervisory positions that are the same type of person they are?
If everyone looked at their boss and then the lower managers, is there much difference between their management styles, etc.
As to FingerEleven’s comments, I bet if you looked at all of the SAC offices, you would find other managers that the SAC had allowed to drive over the 50 mile limit between the office and home. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it allowed on a case by case basis to live more than 50 miles from your duty station and still have a take home vehilce if you are law enforcement?
Just be glad you have a take home vehicle and don’t have to pay $50 a week for gas just to drive back and forth to work. I know, I know you are on call 24/7 and having the vehicle is a condition of your job, but some of you worry over the most insignificant thing.
I would be more worried about the direction of this agencies mission, than how far EVS drive s back and forth from home to the office. The agencies focus has more to do with each and every employee in ICE than what EVS does.
I’m saying it here and now, I don’t know who EVS is and even though I took a guess sometime ago, I don’t have to know who he is.
There have been some very well thought out comments on this site, however, there has also been rude, inconsiderate, garbage spouted also. I’m ashamed to say that I work in the same agency as some who have posted here. For some of you, I hope you present yourself a whole lot better in court than you do when you post your comments here.
As they have always said, we who are in law enforcement have to present and keep a higher standard than the average citizen on the street. Yes, it’s frustrating to see what has happened as a result of the merger, but like I’ve said in the past, it’s here to stay so we all have to make the best of it.

NotAnAgent on August 29, 2007 at 8:02 pm

NotAnAgent, your moniker says all I need to know about you. Dancing with the Stars will be on soon and we will miss your pithy posts. Have a nice day.

FingerEleven on August 30, 2007 at 12:46 am

So, FingerEleven was it my dissing George Bush that you didn’t like? Oh, maybe it was that I don’t talk bad about EVS like the rest of you do.
Personally, I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars on a regular basis. You seem to know all about it though, is it because you are glued to the TV set when it comes on?
I’ve been around and worked with you invistigator types for a long time and I would bet that some of the posters on this site couldn’t investigate their way out of a paper bag but I’m not pointing any fingers at any particular poster as I don’t know each of you personally. Just the law of averages, would tell me that.
So before any of you say I don’t know what I’m talking about just because I’m not an agent, don’t bet on it. Us administrative types aren’t fooled by you agents one bit and if you think we think you are something special becuase you have the word special in your title, think again.
I would bet that all of the investigative types who have been moaning and groaning, no whining, about ICE and having to now look for aliens and which legacy agency was better than the other are all males.
So I hope all of you have a great holiday and remember the next time you want that new vehicle instead of the one you are driving, need some supplies, need help with your travel voucher, help with your seized property mess you will be wanting an administrative person to help you out.

NotAnAgent on August 30, 2007 at 7:01 pm

“…the next time you want that new vehicle instead of the one you are driving, need some supplies, need help with your travel voucher, help with your seized property mess you will be wanting an administrative person to help you out.” -NotAnAgent
ROTFLOL, Thanks NAA. You gave me the best laugh I have had in a while. I can’t stop laughing….LOL
That was toooooooooooooo funny.

FingerEleven on September 2, 2007 at 2:34 am

To FingerEleven, personally I don’t think what I said was funny, it was a statement of fact. An agent never wants to make anyone on the administrative side of the house mad, as your work life can turn very miserable very fast. Oh but I forgot you are a special agent (I’m guessing) and that is supposed to have us administrative types just waiting to take care of your every work need, ……NOT IN THIS LIFETIME.
So laugh all you want, but I have a feeling that the administrative staff in your office will get the last laugh.

NotAnAgent on September 2, 2007 at 4:15 pm

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