Sunday, January 08, 2006

Another Brownie-Like Appointment

In their quest to turn the U.S. into a dictatorship, the Bush administration has made a recess appointment of someone with no experience and no qualifications to head the nation's immigration enforcement agency. Kind of like Michael Brown being appointed to FEMA.

From the New York Times:

Senate Democrats this week sharply criticized President Bush's decision to install Julie L. Myers, a White House official, as head of the nation's immigration enforcement agency despite concerns on the part of some about her qualifications for the job.

Ms. Myers, a 36-year-old lawyer, will be sworn in on Monday. She currently serves as the president's special assistant for personnel and previously worked as an assistant secretary at the Department of Commerce. She has never managed a large department or dealt extensively with immigration issues.

When Mr. Bush nominated Ms. Myers last year, Democratic and Republican senators raised concerns about her lack of experience, and her Senate confirmation appeared to be in doubt. Some critics said they feared that her political connections, rather than her qualifications, had driven the decision to select her to lead the bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has 15,000 employees and a budget of about $4 billion.

If she was so qualified to lead why not follow the democratic route and let the Senate decided? If the GOP couldn't even muster support from its own members, she obviously had problems. Remember, the GOP controls all branches of government.