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Another Political Hack at Homeland Security

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This one will head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency:

The Bush administration is seeking to appoint a lawyer with little immigration or customs experience to head the troubled law enforcement agency that handles those issues, prompting sharp criticism from some employee groups, immigration advocates and homeland security experts.
But, of course, the appointee, Julie Myers, is a political hack and related to some of Bush's cronies:
After working as a federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., for two years, Myers held a variety of jobs over the past four years at the White House and at the departments of Commerce, Justice and Treasury, though none involved managing a large bureaucracy. Myers worked briefly as chief of staff to Michael Chertoff when he led the Justice Department's criminal division before he became Homeland Security secretary.

Myers also was an associate under independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr for about 16 months and has most recently served as a special assistant to President Bush handling personnel issues.

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.
No real qualifications, but that's no problem for the Bush Administration. Ms. Myers really inspires confidence. Nothing has changed with how the White House hires people at Homeland Security. Doesn't that make you feel safer?

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