2.01.2006

Cronyism

Okay, so this post has been sitting on my hard drive, abandoned and lonely, until I realized I never posted it. So, it's obviously a little out of date, but the point still remains...

The government is spitting in our faces. And we just shrug.

Exhibit A:

Bob Ney, who is named in the indictment against Jack Abramoff for taking gifts and trips in exchange for political favors, was chosen by Republicans to lead an ethics briefing for incoming members of the House Of Representatives. Well I guess he can be the example of what not to do.

Exhibit B:

After unqualified hack and ex-FEMA head Michael Brown was exposed as an incompetent crony, Bush has the nerve to appoint Julie Myers as head of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She has absolutely no experience in immigration, an extremely important area in post 9/11 America. Oh, but she is the neice of Richard Myers, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman. Oh, and she is married to the chief of staff to Michael Chertoff, the Secretary of Homeland Security. Moreover, Bush installed her as a recess appointment, which means that she doesn’t need Congressional approval. The job is hers, because Bush said so.

You know how your boss's idiot nephew gets the cushy job he can't handle just because he's the boss's nephew? Now you know how the Bush Administartion works.
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