October 12, 2005, - 12:37 am
By Debbie Schlussel
We got quite an interesting tip about Julie L. Myers, President Bush’s unqualified nominee to head up ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). If true, it should sink her nomination . . . for good.
According to the latest U.S. News and World Report, Julie Myers, currently a White House employee and Assistant to the President, gave out “White House . . . trinkets” as favors for her out-of-town wedding guests. We repeat: It appears that the ICE Princess used tax-funded White House “trinkets” for her own personal use.
Are you listening, Senator Collins?
USN&WR’s “Washington Whispers” writers Thomas Omestad and Julian E. Barnes say: “Friends tell us that out-of-town guests to her Georgetown wedding last month received cute gift baskets filled with White House and city trinkets.”
We think it’s time for new hearings. And subpoena her wedding guest list, too. We’re sure she’ll come up with some phony excuse–like that she bought them on e-bay. . . or that they’re not “real” White House trinkets. We think some investigation is in order to find out the truth.
USN&WR claims Ms. Myers would make a great “social secretary” and “quite the party planner.” But heading up Immigration and Customs Enforcement takes more than a social secretary. It’s neither Jackie O’s salon nor Martha Stewart’s test kitchen. It’s the front line against foreign invasion and has nothing to do with making a good mocha torte.
Here’s the complete USN&WR Myers blurb:
Wedding Cake With a Side of Barney
If Bush personnel aide and embattled immigration and customs nominee Julie Myers doesn’t make it through the Senate confirmation process, she might have a future as the White House social secretary. We hear that Myers, 36, who appears to have cooled charges of cronyism and inexperience, is quite the party planner. Friends tell us that out-of-town guests to her Georgetown wedding last month received cute gift baskets filled with White House and city trinkets and ideas on how to entertain kids. The package included pictures of first pets Barney and Miss Beazley and the vice president’s dogs, Jackson and Dave. “Wow,” offered another recently married Bushie. “All my guests received was a piece of local fudge.”
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