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Posted: 9/22/2005 1:29:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 1:34:45 PM EDT by green-grizzly]

It’s not entirely fair to compare Myers to Brown. Managing horse shows had no connection to the work of FEMA, whereas Myers’s experience at the departments of Justice, Commerce, and Treasury does bear on some of the work of ICE. In a future Republican administration, after she has acquired more experience, she might be an outstanding choice for this job. But naming her at this stage in her career, especially given her connections, smacks of cronyism.

Her nomination highlights the administration’s desire to keep immigration enforcement on a short leash, lest some rogue official embarrass the White House by actually enforcing the immigration law. It exposes the administration to yet another Michael Brown fiasco if, as is eventually likely, a terrorist eludes the demoralized immigration agents at ICE on his way to killing Americans.


National Review Article


Bush has nominated a 36 year old attorney to be director of ICE. The law requires that she have five years of field LE experience. She has zero.

Her uncle is the departing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Richard B. Myers. She married Mike Chertoff's chief-of-staff, John F. Wood, and she is a loyal protege of Secretary Chertoff.

Oh well. If she screws up, it is not like it is an important position.

-green
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:38:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By green-grizzly:

Oh well. If she screws up, it is not like it is an important position.




LOL. The top guy for our agency is always an agent that started at the bottom. They work their way up to the position. I understand that some of the other agencies in our department can't fathom the thought of an actual line agent being in charge of our agency. Imagine in a room in DC, full of men and women in suits, a guy in uniform with a gun on his hip. Granted the job becomes political way before he even makes it there.

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:41:44 PM EDT
"DHH"? "Down Home Harlot"? "Dizzy Headed Honey"?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:48:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kill-9:
"DHH"? "Down Home Harlot"? "Dizzy Headed Honey"?



Dark Haired Hotty.

You need to hang out at Black Rifles more
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:49:08 PM EDT
It's OK. They don't enforce immigration laws here anyway, even after a majority of the 9/11 attackers were violating immigration laws.

It's a funny joke being played on the American people.

I'm not laughing.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:51:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By green-grizzly:
It’s not entirely fair to compare Myers to Brown. Managing horse shows had no connection to the work of FEMA, whereas Myers’s experience at the departments of Justice, Commerce, and Treasury does bear on some of the work of ICE. In a future Republican administration, after she has acquired more experience, she might be an outstanding choice for this job. But naming her at this stage in her career, especially given her connections, smacks of cronyism.

Her nomination highlights the administration’s desire to keep immigration enforcement on a short leash, lest some rogue official embarrass the White House by actually enforcing the immigration law. It exposes the administration to yet another Michael Brown fiasco if, as is eventually likely, a terrorist eludes the demoralized immigration agents at ICE on his way to killing Americans.




That about sums it up. I guess it would be crazy to nominate someone that actually has experience in that particular agency, they might try to fix things or something.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:53:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PinePig:

Originally Posted By kill-9:
"DHH"? "Down Home Harlot"? "Dizzy Headed Honey"?



Dark Haired Hotty.

You need to hang out at Black Rifles more



Gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:55:26 PM EDT
With ALL due respect to my Pres...this has to be one of the DUMBEST moves since he took office.

She is a newby

This screams nepotism

She has zero experience

There are a bazillion more qualified people out there he could have picked

This gives the Left AMMO with which to snipe at Bush and the Republicans...and there is an election in a year.

Dumb...dumb...dumb...
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:57:43 PM EDT
Ahh yes, nepotism rears it's ugly head again.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:01:50 PM EDT
Like the previous 'worked their way from the bottom up' directors were doing such a good job?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:06:15 PM EDT
this is bad...and even more so after the fema/hsd failures. surely there has to be someone for the ice position that also has some legitimate experience.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:18:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 2:22:26 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Like the previous 'worked their way from the bottom up' directors were doing such a good job?



The previous head of ICE was a federal prosecuting attorney, Michael J. Garcia. Looks like more of the same.

ETA: Looks like Garcia left then this guy, John P. Clark, took over several months ago, now the have confirmed Myers. Three different directors in a year.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:36:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 2:36:48 PM EDT by crowboy]
Another example of the low priority the President and his people put on border security
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:45:36 PM EDT
We could save a lot of tax dollars by disbanding INS\ICE, they are not doing their jobs anyway
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:46:47 PM EDT
She's younger than I am.

Sheesh.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:47:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crowboy:
Another example of the low priority the President and his people put on border security



+1, Jorge is looking for someone to fuck up ICE, not inforce immigration laws.
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