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Posted: 3/3/2006 2:17:05 PM EDT
I wonder who's next in this position.

HH

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Chertoff Has 'Few Days Left,' Sources Say
By: John Gizzi
Posted 03/03/06
04:22 PM

In the aftermath of the public revelation of the presidential "teleconference" and mounting criticism of the performance of Michael Chertoff, Administration sources told HUMAN EVENTS today that the secretary of Homeland Security has "only a few days left" in the Bush Cabinet.

As one source acquainted with the former federal prosecutor and U.S. appellate judge said under promise of anonymity, "They will give [Chertoff] a little time so it won't hurt his reputation too much, but he's probably got only a few days left."

For weeks, Chertoff has been under fire from Capitol Hill and in the media for his performance during the disaster last year. In addition, more criticism has been fuelded by his clash with former FEMA Director Michael Brown in the so-called post-Katrina "blame game." (See HUMAN EVENTS' exclusive report, "Brown: White House Made Me Scapegoat.")

Last month, however, when I asked White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan if the President had confidence in the embattled Chertoff, he replied without hesitation "Absolutely." Even Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.), a very public critic of the Administration's handling of Katrina, stopped short of calling on Chertoff to leave.

But with the release of the teleconference two days ago and resultant media discussion of the President’s apparent silence as Brown informs him of pending disaster ("Is Brown Owed An Apology?" was the theme of a debate on Fox News last night), criticism of Chertoff and calls for his resignation have been enhanced.

Now, at least one source close to him says the end of his tenure as the nation’s second secretary of Homeland Security is near.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:18:53 PM EDT
the beatings will continue until moral improves...
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:27:39 PM EDT
Seems to me like the lesson learned is that this is the kind of thing best handled by the military. Gov't bureacracies move slowly, if at all, and seem only qualified to pass the buck after they all fail. What a waste of time, effort, and money.

Of course a better alternative would be that people look out for themselves.

That said, I fail to see how firing a bunch of officials solves the underlying problem. If you are going to fire 1/2 the gov't then I'd say you are going about this the right way, however.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:32:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:
the beatings will continue until moral morale improves...



Fixed Wow, my first spelling nazi post (I think).
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:36:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkyCatII:

Originally Posted By st0newall:
the beatings will continue until moral morale improves...



Fixed Wow, my first spelling nazi post (I think).



check my posts often. i misspell like a drunkin ape. you could have a career just patching up my posts...
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:43:39 PM EDT
Amazing, yet the govenor of LA and the mayor of NO still have jobs. I can't believe the people of that state didn't demand their resignations. Totally incompetent people yet they are allowed to feed off of the public money.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:48:27 PM EDT
Wow the media says "Chertoff should resign", where have we heard that before (Cheney,Rice,Rumsfeild,Rove,Laura Bush and everyone else should resign ) from "sources"

More made up BS from the voices in the medias head.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 2:50:40 PM EDT
Let him go back to fighting organized crime...
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 3:09:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By st0newall:

Originally Posted By SkyCatII:

Originally Posted By st0newall:
the beatings will continue until moral morale improves...



Fixed Wow, my first spelling nazi post (I think).



check my posts often. i misspell like a drunkin drunken ape. you could have a career just patching up my posts...

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