November 8, 2007, - 1:29 pm

The Immigration “Leaders” Who Praised Blackface Costume; UPDATE: Rumor – ICE Princess Asked to Resign

By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Well, I think she’s finally done for. And that’s hopefully–depending upon who replaces her–a good thing for immigration enforcement. Rumors coming from the ICE Palace: Julie Myers has been asked to resign. Buh-Bye. And don’t let the door hit you on the way out. See ya. ****
More details are getting out about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Halloween costume party hosted by ICE chief, Julie L. Myers a/k/a The ICE Princess.
It’s really beyond incredible that The White House won’t denounce Myers and that Michael “Serpenthead” Chertoff is praising her. Apparently, they need to be reminded that she hosted a silly party, then awarded a racist “Blackface” costume, and then suspended the employee Myers and two of her top personnel praised. As I noted, Myers lied and claimed she didn’t realize the employee was in Blackface. And, hey, I didn’t realize the judges of the contest were in Blackface, too. I mean it doesn’t look like they’re wearing make-up to me. . .


ICE “Leaders” Julie Myers, Theresa Bertucci, and Nicholas J. Smith

Praised, Awarded Blackface Costume

(ICE Blackface Images by David Lunde/Lundesigns)

In case you didn’t recognize them, here’s what these people look like when they’re in complete makeup:

Julie Myers Diet Coke by David Lunde/Lundesigns

It’s they–not just this guy–who should be suspended. Frankly, they are more to blame. So, whom do I mean when I say “they”?
Well, in addition to Myers, the other two judges who awarded the Blackface costume were Myers’ Chief of Staff, Nicholas J. Smith, who ironically was ICE PR/press chief until recently. Gee, he’s demonstrated he knows a lot about that topic. And the other is ICE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management Theresa Bertucci, the third-in-command over the agency. Ironically, among her duties Ms. Bertucci oversees ICE’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, where I’m sure she’s “doin’ a heckuva job.” Sources say she was given her position in ICE by Michael Chertoff, where she was put in place to keep an eye for him on The ICE Princess. And clearly, she’s “doin’ a heckuva job” at that, too.
All three of these incompetents must be shown the door.
So, what happened to the picture for which Myers posed with the Blackface dude? How did that “accidentally” and quickly get deleted? Shouldn’t we get to see for ourselves whether we believe Myers’ absurd lie that she couldn’t tell he was wearing make-up? What happens to criminals ICE is investigating when they are caught “accidentally” destroying evidence?
She should face the same consequences as they do.
Either way, unless Senator McCaskill lifts her hold on Julie Myers, the woman will be out of a job in T Minus less than 2 months.
Buh-Bye, Blackface Originality Princess. BTW, Nice Costume (but not really original) . . .

Julie Myers Halloween Costume by David Lunde/Lundesigns

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8 Responses

I just linked to this at Hotair, “Myers’ ICE nomination hits a snag”

feralcat9 on November 8, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Thanks for keeping the spotlight on this Debbie. It shows good people can effect change for the good. In this case, exposing the ineptitude of ICE and others who should know better has (apparently) broken through the “ICE” cold thick foreheads of numerous Washington DC pols. They probably realize now —that they don’t want to look like another Gorelich or Sandy Berglar by running interference for incompetent liars–and that’s because you exposed the waste of this mess.
You are tops Debbie. No one else that I know of was on top of this from 2 years ago to the present and has proven to be “right on” all the way.

BB on November 8, 2007 at 3:08 pm

If the rumor is true, then I sigh with relief. I hope Chertoff will be escorted out with her. Being that they are thick head and stubborn like most political figures, somehow I don’t think Ms. Myers qould be willing to renounce her position so soon. People like her tend to hang around as long as they could.
Its amazing how it only took one blackface costume reward to call for her resignation. ICE and Homeland (In)Security has a lot of dust to sweep.

Jew Chick on November 8, 2007 at 3:46 pm

Wait until you see the vacancy announcement, then you can believe it.
Rumors get started by people hoping that it will come true. Saying that she IS resigning, usually started out as a comment she SHOULD resign.
Still, at the end of the day, it’s sad that in every case, the race card is the death card. It all has nothing to do with competence, qualifications, screw-ups, or even politics.

LocalLawman on November 8, 2007 at 8:31 pm

Debbie, get your resume together and apply!

travis on November 9, 2007 at 1:30 am

dittos travis!
Wouldn’t that make the day for our illegal “guests” and burrowed in terrorist traitors? Its nice to dream…
Hey Debbie, Reagan heard the calling…

BB on November 9, 2007 at 9:38 am

I had wondered why no one from the Assistant Secretary’s staff had gone up to her before, during or after the now infamous costume party and said, “ppppsssttt, Ms. Assistant Secretary, this probably ISN’T a GODD IDEA!!!”. Well, now I know why. Her staff was enjoying the festivities with her.
When the legislation for the formation of DHS came down, the position of Assistant Secretary for ICE called for at least five years law enforcement experience. Maybe if we had someone with such experience, someone who could have seen the downside to this whole embarassing event, maybe we wouldnt be discussing this whole matter. Congress called for five years law enforcement experience for a reason!
I also think that the NEXT Assistant Secretary for ICE (who should have 5 years LE experience, NO IFs, ANDs or BUTs), should surround themselves with staff members who also have LE experience. I am sure you can find someone in the LE field who has an additional degree in ‘management’, ‘business’, ‘finance’ or ‘computer science’ to handle high level HQ positions in those areas.
Let’s get away from the political appointees and the ’30 something’ wonder kids.
Let’s take our lead from appointments such as the new AG, a distinguished man in his field, well respected, dignified in his manner and appearance.
I really don’t feel like getting phone calls from people who first ask me “what costume was I wearing at the party??”, as the person on the other end chuckles.
Let’s restore some order and dignity to this agency!!!

ICEDover on November 9, 2007 at 10:12 am

Oh, brother! Your friend afronerd is 100 times more racist than anything having to do with this “story”, and he’s your good bud, you’re even linked to his website. Everything on his site is devoted to black power, or tearing down any vestige of white history, like my state flag. In fact, he endorses a lot of “anti-zionist” types, too. Pardon me if blood doesn’t shoot out of my eyes because someone dressed as a rastaman or whatever for Halloween.

steve ventry on November 10, 2007 at 12:04 pm

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