December 15, 2006, - 3:20 pm
Early Christmas Present at Immigration?: Rumors Swirl on Senate Reject ICE Princess’ Impending Departure
By Debbie Schlussel
Ever since the Senate, last week, rejected the latest nomination of incompetent, unqualified Immigration and Customs Enforcement chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess,” there has been much speculation about when and if she will go willingly.
This is, after all, the woman who picked herself for the job, despite almost universal objections and despite jeopardizing national security. Recall her movie likeness, Veruca Salt, the spoiled rich English girl in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” screaming:
Daddy, I want a Golden Ticket, and I want it NOOOOOOW!!!
Well, it looks like our own American immigration version of Ms. Salt may be leaving in the next couple of weeks. Here’s what a long-time, high-ranking ICE official tells us:
Great articles over the past few days.
Rumor is that the ICE Princess will leave quietly between Christmas and New Years…. No fanfare and just an ICE Broadcast Message that [Assistant Secretary of DHS for ICE John] Clark [about whom we’ve written and about whom allegations are also swirling] will be in charge . . . .
All the Schedule C appointees [Political appointees below Secretary level] are sweating because they will be history.
The Peppermint Patty [a/k/a ICE Director of Investigations Marcy Forman-Friedman] story is demoralizing . . . .
I WILL BET PEPPERMINT PATTY GETS HER [$45,000] BONUS WITHOUT A PROBLEM.
The ICE Princess . . . a legacy to be proud of.
Yup, it would be great if ICE’s Veruca Salt got her “golden ticket” outta town and away from “enforcing” immigration law, forever.
If the rumors of her departure are true, we’ll certainly miss having her to kick around. Unfortunately, the Prez will probably give her some other undeserved nomination to something or other (if she can manage to pick herself for it).
Also unfortunate, we’ll probably have plenty of others at ICE to continue kicking around on this site: We’re told that The ICE Princess’ replacement will be Clark, Peppermint Patty, or some other old deadwood.
Time for new blood at this agency. Blood that actually knows about and wants to enforce our nation’s immigration laws.
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