Bush crony nominated to guard U.S. borders

Julie MyersI’m happy to see that Michelle Malkin is on the warpath against Julie Myers, President Bush’s nominee to head the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Myers is a woefully underqualified 35 year old Washington lawyer whose resume reveals scant experience with immigration law … or law enforcement of any kind. If confirmed, this youngster will report to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and she’ll be running the second-largest investigative agency in the federal government. Among other things, she’ll have a multi-billion-dollar budget, 20,000+ subordinates, and she will be responsible for guarding our leaky borders against terrorist infiltrators, illegal aliens and drug smugglers.
Here’s the real outrage. Myers has two family connections to the Bush Administration, says The Washington 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.

Holy freakin’ cannolis! Rescind that nomination now, Mr. President, and deliver a swift kick in the rump to whoever advised you to choose Julie Myers.
Incidentally, The Washington Times jumped on this four days ago.
Hat tip: Froggy Ruminations (who rips the nomination a new one)
More conservative criticism:
Diggers Realm
Debbie Schlussel (I love the “Brunette Barbie” line)
Ankle Biting Pundits
Rod Dreher
Jack Kelly

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