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September 21, 2005

I’m not well

It’s (possibly) Wednesday morning, I’m tired, I’ve got a pounding headache, and I just read something by Michelle Malkin that I agree with. Under a photo captioned “another disastrous crony appointment in the making,” Malkin melts down:

This is Julie Myers, President Bush’s nominee to head the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security.
Her nomination is a joke. A bad joke:
… 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.
… [Myers] may be perfectly capable of writing briefs and I’m sure her knowledge of export controls is second to none. But as long as the borders are broken and al Qaeda continues to exploit lax immigration enforcement, I don’t want her in charge of ICE. Why hire someone who needs to “seek out” those “who know more than I do” in order to her job? Why wait until the next mass terrorist attack to put those more knowledgeable people in leadership positions now and leave the paper-pushers in their cubicles?
Why the president wants Myers to head ICE at this critical moment in time—and why his supposedly brilliant strategists don’t see the stupidity of Myers’ nomination—defies comprehension.
White House, meet clue-by-four. Find someone better before this blows up in your faces.

So now I’m clearly hallucinating too. Where’s my Maxalt?

Thanks (if that’s the right sentiment) to Think Progress for the tip.

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