Julie Myers in the crosshairs

The blowback continues. Julie Myers, President Bush’s nominee to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency under the Department of Homeland Security, looks like a baldfaced example of a political crony being rewarded with a fat paycheck for having all the right connections.
Michelle Malkin fires a second blog broadside into the Julie Myers nomination, and follows up with a syndicated column. Debbie Schlussel’s latest post lifts the slimy rock concealing ICE’s corruption, mismanagement, and border-enforcement laxity, and asks how Myers can possibly be qualified to clean it all up. RedState.org joins the chorus, and even finds legal support to torpedo the cute 36-year-old lawyer. The Roanoke Times posts a three-paragraph editorial that’s dead on-target.
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Bush crony nominated to guard U.S. borders

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

Washington, get these folks some help

How can our Border Patrol agents secure our increasingly violent frontiers with less funding? They sure can’t look to the Army or Marine Corps for help.
Well, at least we can be happy that Congressman Chris Cannon’s no longer on the House Subcommittee on Immigration, so that’s one less open borders fan gumming up the works. And there’s always public support for border enforcement … just ask the University of North Texas students who created “Capture An Illegal Immigrant Day” (are you following all this, Matt?).