March 30, 2007, - 3:07 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Well, it’s about time. Finally, someone with a vote stepped up to the plate and opposed the Julie Myers nomination to head up Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). But, unfortunately, only until he gets his big government program implemented.
Congressional Quarterly reports that U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)–of whom I am not a fan–is upset that ICE didn’t implement an emergency response program he proposed (National Emergency Technology Guard Program a/k/a “NET Guard”). So, in a letter to DHS chief, Michael Chertoff, Wyden announced he’s put a hold on her nomination.
I’m sure Myers’ a/k/a “The ICE Princess” buddy (and her and her husband’s former boss–they’re not keen on getting off the government dole), Chertoff, will make nice so Wyden will lift the hold on his crony, the incompetent Miss Julie. But for now, her nomination is “on ice.”
Read Wyden’s March 29 letter to Chertoff, which reads in part:
Out of options and out of patience, I wish to inform you today that I am putting a hold on the nomination of Julie Myers, who has been nominated by President Bush to serve as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, until the Net Guard program is up and running nationwide.
It’s unfortunate that the only reason Wyden, an ill informed liberal, is holding up her nomination is so that his pet program will be enacted. There should be a hold on her absurd nomination, unconditionally.
Watch for Chertoff to put all DHS resources on getting Wyden’s program in place–to save the day for his little Julie, ICE’s own Veruca Salt.
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