October 6, 2005, - 1:55 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember “Miami Vice” star Philip Michael Thomas (“Ricardo Tubbs”)? He’s now playing hypocrite in the world of kids.
USA Weekend reports that he is debuting his own children’s theater musical, “Sacha and the Magic Cookie Maker.” It’s kind of interesting for Thomas to be engaged in children’s theater, since he is the deadbeat parent to TWELVE(!) mostly illegitimate children, which he fathered with almost as many women.
When we last caught up with Tubbs/Thomas, he was a “professor” at Hampton University. Yes, in the nouveau Harriet Miers tradition, students were forced to call this proud high school graduate, “Dr. Thomas.” He has an honorary Ph.D. from his “Miami Vice” days. Now he is the magical musical maker to a lot of kids–except his own.
Regardless of all this, we note that even Philip Michael Thomas is more qualified than Julie L. Myers to become head of Homeland Security’s ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
After all, Thomas has more law enforcement experience than Julie Myers does–even if he only played a cop on TV and is the voice of “Lance” on “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.” It’s still more law enforcement experience than the zero Myers has. And Thomas has more management experience. True, he didn’t manage his 12 children very well. But he did manage students, now manages a kids musical production company, and managed fake hookers and informants as Ricardo Tubbs on “Miami Vice.”
Myers’ “management” experience consists of briefly being an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where she claims she managed agents (but actually did not)–and an Assistant Treasury Secretary over Operation Greenquest, where, again, she claims she managed agents (but actually Marcy Forman-Friedman, with whom she constantly fought, managed the agents).
Yes, it is depressing when–post 9/11–a washed up ’80s TV actor and deadbeat parent of 12 is more qualified than the actual nominee to lead the most important law enforcement division in the War on Terror, that which “enforces” immigration law.
Ricardo Tubbs or Julie Myers? Sadly, the guy with the pink blazer, cool car, and 12 kids is better for America’s safety. That’s what a joke Homeland Security “leadership” has become.
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