Thursday, January 05, 2006

King George: I Don't Need No Stinkin' Senate

UPDATE: There are SEVENTEEN recess appointments. The list is posted at the White House site, if you really want to risk going there. (via Josh Marshall) Are the Dems going to raise hell about this?

The Boy King's latest appointees stink so bad that he just couldn't risk sending them over to his Republican controlled Senate for confirmation. He sure as hell couldn't wait a day or so for the senators to mosey on back from recess.

Yes, Virginia, there are even Republicans who think cronies should be somewhat qualified for high paying jobs.

Bushie couldn't take the chance, so he said screw you to the Senate, the rules, and the American people, cuz the Boy King can.

So the Boy King woke up from his latest vacation just in time to appoint a string of controversial cronies to important positions, and he did it quick, before the senators return from recess.

Julie L. Myers is one of Bushie's new recess appointees. She will head the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau at the Department of Homeland Security. Qualifications? Myers is the niece of former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Richard B. Myers and wife of the chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Myers and the other loyal subjects will serve, without Senate confirmation, for one year.

No word yet on whether this Myers thinks Bushie is the most brilliant of men.

But here we are with a man who has proven beyond all doubt that he is unqualified to pet sit my dog, and still he acts like he's the totalitarian in charge.

Photo seen at Salon