September 30, 2005, - 1:38 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Why were these two women hanging out together at the U.S. Senate, today?
Hint: Julie Myers and Susan Collins weren’t together to discuss “Going for Goldfish,” the video produced by their British namesakes. And they weren’t hanging out in the girls’ room comparing notes on the latest men of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) calendar.
No, Julie L. Myers and VERY liberal Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine were discussing the men of the U.S. Senate and how to garner their votes for Myers. The meeting was mentioned in yesterday’s Congressional Quarterly.
Collins heads the committee that oversees Myers’ nomination. They got together to plot ways to get the nomination of the unqualified Myers through committee and then to the Senate Floor for approval of her now-under-fire nomination for Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security over ICE.
So what were they discussing? ICE agents are very worried. They speculate that Collins may try and “back door” Myers’ nomination out of committee without a vote and put her before the full Senate. That would almost assure her confirmation without the committee having to sign off on her.
“If that is true, that is pretty scary,” said one worried ICE agent, echoing the sentiments of so many others from whom I’ve heard.
Don’t let the Republican label fool you. Collins is very liberal and a feminist. She probably relishes the idea of an unqualified 36-year-old woman bossing around thousands of mostly male federal agents. There can be no other reason why she would not see to it that this unworthy nomination is DOA–where it belongs.
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