Michelle Malkin’s rather angry with President Bush over his choice to head up the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security. I’ve got to say, she’s right. Julie Myers is clearly underqualified and the appointment smacks of nepotism (she’s the niece of Richard Myers, the Air Force General.)
This nomination is a monumental political and policy blunder in the wake of the Michael Brown/FEMA fiasco. And I can tell you that contrary to the Miss Mary Sunshine White House spokeswoman’s comments, rank-and-file DHS employees and immigration enforcement officials are absolutely livid about Myers’ nomination.
Yeah, Bush clearly has his priorities screwed up here.
I should have spoken out about Brown as well. Since the new guy heading up FEMA has 30 years firefighting experience, it begs the question, why didn’t the last guy?
If Michelle Malkin and I (of all people) are criticizing the president, I guess the latest poll numbers really are accurate.