October 6, 2005, - 1:53 am

Still Hope For ICE: New Hurdles For Julie Myers, Nepotistic Immigration Nominee

While it looks like the ludicrous nomination of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Princess heir-apparent will be shoved through, there’s still hope for common sense.
Today’s Washington Post reports that Julie Myers’ nomination, for Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security over ICE, is now the subject of a possible jurisdictional fight between Senate committees. The Post details a request by four members of the Judiciary Committee, including Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) who chairs the Immigration Subcommittee, for a hearing on Myers–in addition to the hearing held by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Hopefully, this will delay the rushed Homeland Security vote sought by other Republicans, DHS, and the White House. The Post says that Myers’ qualifications are “something that’s on [senators’] radar.” Well, it’s about time. And not just for phony protestations–like those of Sens. and , who are inexplicably supporting Myers despite vocal pronouncements otherwise.
Not holding my breath. But still cause for hope for some common sense in the U.S. Senate.
First, unqualified Myers for ICE. Then, unqualified Miers for SCOTUS. I’m waiting for a third unqualified woman with yet another alternative spelling of the surname to be nominated by President Bush. How about Oscar Meyer’s daughter for head of the FDA?
I heard she knows how to spell “bologna.”

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4 Responses

Why should Bush’s latest appointments be more competent than his first ones?
I don’t think we can wait until 2009 to put the grown-ups back in charge.

john_m_burt on October 6, 2005 at 3:38 am

Perhaps it makes little difference. After all, the enabling legislation leaves little room for independant action.

Walter E. Wallis on October 6, 2005 at 1:02 pm

What you’re witnessing is the GOP scrambling to become “compassionate” conservatives in the wake of their Katrina response!!! The Dems have a chance to Newt the House in ’06…but with Psycho Dean as head cheerleader, the pendelum can swing the other way quickly.

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