Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Time for some much deserved "Bushwhacking"

I gotta call it like I see it, and this looks like another case of cronyism. Apparently, I'm not the only one who sees this. Michelle Malkin has an in-depth post on her blog, an excerpt of which follows:
This is Julie Myers, President Bush's nominee to head the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security.

Her nomination is a joke. A bad joke.
As pointed out within Malkin's post: "Her uncle is Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, the departing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She married Chertoff's current chief of staff, John F. Wood, on Saturday."

Cronyism is nothing new, and it manifests itself in both parties. However, isn't this just a tad bit ridiculous?

I mean, did he learn nothing from the Michael Brown FEMA fiasco? Granted, the Senate was complicit in the hiring of Brown, since he won bipartisan support during his confirmation. However, Brown was in way over his head, and his hollow resumé should have set off alarms in people's heads. Well, those alarms are going off in many heads with the selection of Myers to replace Brown.

I hope Bush reconsiders or the Senate rejects the nomination. While Myers' uncle, General Richard Myers, is a man of impeccable character and credentials, I hardly see how those traits qualify his niece to head an agency that is in sore need of good leadership and committment to law enforcement. Color me with the "skeptical" crayon.