Thursday, December 20, 2007

Good times, Bad times, You know I had my share

Good times:
Harry Reid is going to keep the Senate in session over the holidays to keep bush from making recess appointments.
Bad times:
Senate OKs Myers for Immigration Job

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Julie L. Myers as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, two years after President Bush [...] had used a recess appointment in 2005 to [appoint her.]
That would be this Julie Myers:
Critics also noted her personal connections within the Bush administration. She was engaged — and is now married — to John F. Wood, who was chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and is now the U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Mo. Ret. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is her uncle.

Myers herself was Chertoff's chief of staff when he led the Justice Department's criminal division. However, her appointment in 2005 came after Hurricane Katrina, which brought criticism over the experience of those handling the federal response to the disaster.

Her appointment ran into trouble again this fall when she gave the "most original" costume award to a white employee who came to the agency's Halloween party dressed as an escaped prisoner with dreadlocks and darkened skin.
Nepotism and racism go hand in hand,
As Bush and Reid lead us to the garden land,
A garden filled with sticks and stones,
For their actions they cannot atone

Sorry for the doggerel, I apologize,
But just saying motherf***er, motherf***er
Wouldn't reveal their lies.

Cross posted at VidiotSpeak