November 29, 2006, - 12:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Possible good news on the immigration enforcement front is the news that John Wood, Chief of Staff for Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, is leaving his post. Why is that good news?
Well, his wife is Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess,” the incompetent and extremely unqualified head of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). If he leaves–and he will very soon, given his resignation–that means she will probably be gone soon, too . . . not a bad thing. We hope that the President will take this opportunity to appoint someone who, at least, has a clue about law enforcement and immigration. But don’t count on it. Whoever it is, though, it’s gotta be better than the status quo.
We’ve heard for some time that Wood was looking for a job with a big law firm in the Midwest or a Bush appointment as a U.S. Attorney. Hopefully, it’s the former and not the latter. We need to get this family OUT of the Homeland Security biz, where they’ve mucked it up and made us less secure.
Also looking for a job for quite some time (including at the Bush Justice Department), we hear, is The ICE Princess’ overgrown spoiled brat, frat boy assistant, Daniel T. Fahner. His official title is “Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.”
We reported on Fahner and his “position” as Myers’ little helper at ICE back in early January, though we’d known about it since he arrived at ICE last November or December as The ICE Princess’ little spy.
Fahner got the job at ICE because he is the son of the well-connected multi-millionaire, former chairman of the Mayer Brown law firm. Sources say Fahner’s father is close buds with Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and that Daniel Fahner occasionally serves as Senator Stevens’ wife Catherine’s escort to events. Supposedly, there is a photo of all three on a fishing trip. Wonder if the Fahners had anything to do with the “Bridge to Nowhere.”
Writes one ICE agent about Fahner:
Arrogant Jekyl and Hyde with the foulest mouth in DC. No0one here will miss his lousy temper, but then who’s ever seen the boy before 10:00 AM or on a Friday. Guess he thought Julie Myers’ maternity leave applied to him. ICE deserves true leadership, not political paybacks for Daddy’s money.
Amen. Unfortunately, we can’t count on the Prez to apoint that “true leadership.”
There’s been quite a flap going on about his [“interaction” with] female secretarial staff at ICE. . . . I think it goes to the point being made – extreme immaturity manifesting itself in a “kid in the candy store” mentality, typical of those whose power base is solely founded on a political appointee.
Time for a clean sweep at ICE–of Myers, Woods, Fahner, and hopefully the man at the top.
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