November 19, 2007, - 10:06 am
Story on Myers’ ICE Nomination, Not News; News: Unrepresentative DHS Black Org Has No Self-Respect; News: Joe Lieberman Worse Panderer Than Earlier Diagnosed; News: Sen. McCaskill – No Backbone, Sen. Bond – Myers’ Hubby’s Cousin Has Backbone
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE/CORRECTION, 11/20/07: Black DHS/ICE agents tell me the DHS group purporting to represent them does NOT represent them. So, I’ve changed part of this entry pertaining to that, per their statements. My apologies. They say they do not support Julie Myers. Good for them. ****
Ever since Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” praised and awarded an employee’s Blackface costume, I’ve been hearing from top ICE officials on the Seventh Floor (where Myers and top ICE honchose have their offices) of the Chester A. Arthur Building (current ICE headquarters) that Myers has been asked by the Bush Administration to step down. And since then, I’ve posted that rumor and news that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) put a hold on the Myers nomination and that Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Bush Administration should give up on The ICE Princess.
Again, last week, a ton of ICE agents sent me stories that Myers is finished. That the Bush Administration will pick someone else after her nomination disintegrates before the end of the year and her recess appointment ends.
Then, Saturday, there was this AP wire story that everyone sent me. There was little in it that was news to me or readers of this site. We’ve known Myers’ nomination was in trouble after the Blackface award and accompanying lies and cover up by Myers. The story repeated what I’ve already highlighted on this site, about the Halloween party and costume “award,” McCaskill’s hold, Reid’s comments, etc.
But here’s what was news in the story. As many ICE agents predicted on this site and in e-mails to me, Sen. McCaskill has no backbone. She wimped out, saying she will allow a full Senate vote on Myers. A hold stops such a vote dead in its tracks, so we now learn that McCaskill is willing to withdraw her hold, as ICE agents foretold.
But what is bigger news is that Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) does have backbone. He is the second cousin of Mr. Julie Myers, John Wood a/k/a John Myers-Wood-Myers and was a big booster of his to become U.S. Attorney in Kansas City. But here’s what he has to say on Myers:
Even some of those expected to defend Julie Myers seemed shaky.
“The way things are going, we may not ever vote on her nomination,” Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., who is a second cousin of Myers’ husband, said Friday. “Our nation’s immigration enforcement agency needs non-controversial leadership. That would be best served by going in a different direction with this nomination.”
Bond’s reaction was a surprise, said ICE spokeswoman Kelly Nantel, and Myers is trying to speak with the senator about it.
I take it he will not be carving Turkey on Thursday with that side of the family. Good for him. He has guts.
And here’s more news: An unrepresentative organization of Black DHS employees has ZERO self-respect. It sent a letter supporting Myers to Senator McCaskill. HUH?! If Myers gave an award to a guy wearing a prosthetic big nose and a yarmulke, I would never accept her phony story that she didn’t know there was anything wrong. She or her fawning boss, Michael Chertoff, obviously promised the Black Homeland Security agents a whole lot more affirmative action and plum positions and promotions in exchange for their being bought off. Sorry, but you can never expect to gain your fellow DHS employees’ respect when you sell it out, yourselves, so easily:
The group, the National Association of African-Americans in the Department of Homeland Security, sent a letter to Reid this week praising Myers’ commitment to black employees.
Yes, we all know what the word “commitment” means here. It means succumbing to shakedown, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton style. Why else would this group sell itself out?
And finally, more news: Sen. Joe Lieberman, whom some misguided conservatives have adopted as some strange new hero merely because he supports the war in Iraq, demonstrated once again why he is the King of Panderstan. We all remember how, when he got the Dem Veep nomination, he went on “Meet the Press” and repeatedly gushed over and praised racist, anti-Semite loon and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. And how, at the Dem Convention that year, after giving “The Jenny Jones Show” a “Silver Sewer Award” for despicable TV, Lieberman appeared at a Democratic fundraiser hosted by Jones’ executive producer.
Now, here’s his latest well-fertilized utterance, which makes me ask, just what does The ICE Princess have on him? Or what is she doing for him?:
“Senator Lieberman regrets her lapse in judgment regarding the Halloween incident,” spokeswoman Leslie Phillips said. “He is inclined to support her nomination, given the committee’s review of her entire record, the fact that the union representing 7000 ICE employees supports her and her year’s experience in office.”
What a phony . . . and a tool. And given my contact with the union, I don’t believe that for a second. What I think he’s referring to is FLEOA, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, which in the past has featured such tools, phonies, and suck-ups as Islamo-pandering ICE Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz” as officers. FLEOA is NOT a union, and when FLEOA’s chief endorsed Myers the first time around, many ICE agents quit the organization and stopped paying their dues.
So, will ICE’s Veruca Salt get her Wonka Golden Ticket to another year of disastrous “leadership” atop ICE and woeful immigration enforcement? Or will she go the way of Veruca in the Wonka movie and book, as many ICE agents are telling me?
As I’ve been saying, I believe–and let’s hope!–it’s something closer to the latter.
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