September 12, 2007, - 10:04 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Would you want a community college grad to do brain surgery? No, you would not. Just as you would not want a young woman with no law enforcement experience and a series of government jobs she can’t stick with, to run one of the five most important jobs regarding national security in America.
Sadly, that’s the case with Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess.” As I write this, her Senate confirmation hearings for the top job at Immigration and Customs Enforcement are ongoing.
But, Monday, Federal Times reported that the hearings are a sham. The idiots on the Homeland Security Committee (some call them Senators) have already decided to confirm this lovely young woman and single mother (which she basically is–her husband is the U.S. Attorney in Kansas City and she is in DC) for their tea party, er . . . for the top immigration enforcement position in the nation. They already decided–before asking her a single question–to give her the job permanently (or at least for the next 14.5 months of the lame duck Bush Administration).
In general, the talent–such that there is any–in any Presidency leaves at this time. Tony Snow finishes up, this week. Karl Rove, gone. Etc., etc., etc. ad nauseam. It’s only the incompetents, the unqualifieds, the bottomfeeders who can’t get a job in the real world that are struggling to stay in the last days. That’s The ICE Princess for you in spades. And since she’ll get confirmed for this, it’ll be easy sailing for the federal judgeship she and her retired General uncle are seeking for her from the Bushies. This Myers-Wood family never gets off the federal welfare dole.
More about the idiots you think are overseeing Homeland Security–if this is “oversight” (and it is), we’re in trouble:
The second time should be the charm for Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Julie Myers, who faces a new confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Myers currently is serving without confirmation – she was appointed to the job by President Bush during the 2005 congressional winter recess because it was feared that the full Senate would not approve her controversial nomination. The recess appointment expired in January, and Bush immediately renominated her.
Republicans and Democrats earlier questioned whether Myers had the management experience or the needed immigration background to run ICE. Now key lawmakers say she can expect smooth sailing at Tuesday’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.
“I think that on balance, Ms. Myers has done a good job and has put to rest many of the concerns, concerns that I shared about whether she had sufficient management experience for the job,” said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the committee’s ranking member. “We’re going to ask her some tough questions tomorrow, but in the end, I expect to support her.” [DS: Don't bet on any tough questions. This woman--no, THESE women--are a joke.]
Until taking over ICE, which has more than 14,600 employees, Myers’ largest management job was as assistant secretary of Commerce for export enforcement, where she oversaw 170 employees. [DS: She was on the job for little over a year, if that, like all other jobs she's had.]
Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and minority member Tom Coburn, of Oklahoma, said they think Myers has done a good job and indicated she has little to fear from their committee.
Then, why even have hearings? Oh, I forgot–The fat and happy Senators need some more face time on C-SPAN. Whatta joke. And so much for the so-called “loyal opposition” of the Democrats. If they can’t say no to Bush on this easy one, then they’re completely useless, as we already knew.
To my ICE readers, how many of you agree with Susie Collins that Myers “has done a good job” and allayed your concerns?
To the rest of my American readers, do you think Julie Myers has done a good job arresting and deporting the 20 million illegal aliens in our midst over the last 1 2/3 years?
Mark Twain said:
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.
In my view, it’s often run by imbeciles who are putting us on. This is case in point.
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