Hogan's Alley

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Stupid Bush Decisions of the Day, II

Michele Malkin provides extensive linkage about the appointment of person with no immigration experience at all to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

Following hard on the heels of l'affair Brownie, this is another foolish abuse of the hiring procedures at the Department of Homeland Security. Is Chertoff a willing accomplice, or is he asleep at the wheel?

My objection is not about this kind of cronyism as such, it is among the highest traditions of the political craft. Tammany Hall and the Chicago Dalys are two prime exemplars of its highest achievements. It is just that these people don't seem to understand that the security of the country now depends on the competent management of the Department of Homeland Security.