November 29, 2006, - 12:33 pm

Possible Good News on Immigration Enforcement; Bush Cronyism as Bad as Dem Cronyism

By Debbie Schlussel
Possible good news on the immigration enforcement front is the news that John Wood, Chief of Staff for Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, is leaving his post. Why is that good news?
Well, his wife is Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess,” the incompetent and extremely unqualified head of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). If he leaves–and he will very soon, given his resignation–that means she will probably be gone soon, too . . . not a bad thing. We hope that the President will take this opportunity to appoint someone who, at least, has a clue about law enforcement and immigration. But don’t count on it. Whoever it is, though, it’s gotta be better than the status quo.
We’ve heard for some time that Wood was looking for a job with a big law firm in the Midwest or a Bush appointment as a U.S. Attorney. Hopefully, it’s the former and not the latter. We need to get this family OUT of the Homeland Security biz, where they’ve mucked it up and made us less secure.


Family Affair: Homeland Security’s John Wood, Julie Myers & Company

(Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns)

Also looking for a job for quite some time (including at the Bush Justice Department), we hear, is The ICE Princess’ overgrown spoiled brat, frat boy assistant, Daniel T. Fahner. His official title is “Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.”
We reported on Fahner and his “position” as Myers’ little helper at ICE back in early January, though we’d known about it since he arrived at ICE last November or December as The ICE Princess’ little spy.
Fahner got the job at ICE because he is the son of the well-connected multi-millionaire, former chairman of the Mayer Brown law firm. Sources say Fahner’s father is close buds with Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and that Daniel Fahner occasionally serves as Senator Stevens’ wife Catherine’s escort to events. Supposedly, there is a photo of all three on a fishing trip. Wonder if the Fahners had anything to do with the “Bridge to Nowhere.”
Writes one ICE agent about Fahner:

Arrogant Jekyl and Hyde with the foulest mouth in DC. No0one here will miss his lousy temper, but then who’s ever seen the boy before 10:00 AM or on a Friday. Guess he thought Julie Myers’ maternity leave applied to him. ICE deserves true leadership, not political paybacks for Daddy’s money.

Amen. Unfortunately, we can’t count on the Prez to apoint that “true leadership.”
Wrote another:

There’s been quite a flap going on about his [“interaction” with] female secretarial staff at ICE. . . . I think it goes to the point being made – extreme immaturity manifesting itself in a “kid in the candy store” mentality, typical of those whose power base is solely founded on a political appointee.


Immigration Enforcement?:

Unqualified Crony Myers’ Unqualified Crony Daniel Fahner

Time for a clean sweep at ICE–of Myers, Woods, Fahner, and hopefully the man at the top.

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5 Responses

Deb, you know it won’t happen. With Clinton’s support of NAFTA and Bush’s support of CAFTA, do you really think that Bush would give up on hiring a new stooge (with apologies to Moe, Larry and Curly)to see this NWO? Hell no! And anywho, where is the fence?

KOAJaps on November 29, 2006 at 3:15 pm

Homeland Insecurity is such a joke. We were more free, more secure before they came along. Now, global/corporatists are in charge of our country, security is non-existant except we were saved from the millions of tourists whom we deprived of their nail clippers and baby formula. Ha! Take that, bin laden! Our borders are wide open, and washingtoon,d.c. has the welcome mat out for illegals and terrorists. This is one useless agency that should be shut down, or outsourced to the Israelis who KNOW something about security.

jeebie on November 29, 2006 at 3:38 pm

“Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security”
I can just imagine Fahner’s daddy and buddies all pumping him up over this. Reminds me of Damone telling Mark Ratner, “Look at you: member of the honor roll, assistant to the assistant manager of the movie theater. I’m tellin’ ya, Rat, if this girl can’t smell your qualifications, then who needs her, right?”
(if you have no clue about this line, rent Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
What a bunch of knobs – the whole lot of them…

David Svendsen on November 29, 2006 at 5:09 pm

I just had a terrible thought–what if Bush brings back Norm Minetta??

PJ on November 30, 2006 at 1:03 am

Homeland Insecurity is such a joke. We were more free, more secure before they came along. Now, global/corporatists are in charge of our country…
Posted by: jeebie at November 29, 2006 03:38 PM
Hey Jeebie, you know who did what you said 60 years ago? Someone who nearly killed Deb’s parents’ as well as more than 6 million other good people

KOAJaps on December 1, 2006 at 6:04 pm

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