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So did any of you catch the latest Bush 'recess appointment?'

Yes, your favorite hiring genius, Dubya, picked the new wife of a close friend to head up Immigration.

Her qualifications? Zip. But she's cute and maybe, like 'Brownie' goes to the same Bible classes. So she's the ideal choice for the Bushistas.

Oh, you missed the coverage in the right-wing media? Maybe Fox was too embarrassed to cover it.

In fact, it got little press...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/3573573.html

This is a pattern with Dubya. He's so unused to dissent that he's made a lot of 'recess appointments' (I've heard it's 200+) of people whose qualifications are minimal in some cases. During congressional recesses, he gets to play monarch.

I'm sure that's fine with the neocons, I mean after all, they don't care a fig about immigration issues, right?
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Over the years, you have changed my opinion about so many things. Damn it, you have done it again.

Bush doesn't think there IS an immigration problem. He sees the porous southern border as the historical answer to his texas friends' need for cheap labor.

I'm afraid you're right, once again.
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Tech;

Over the years, you have changed my opinion about so many things. Damn it, you have done it again.

Bush doesn't think there IS an immigration problem. He sees the porous southern border as the historical answer to his texas friends' need for cheap labor.

I'm afraid you're right, once again.
Sing, I'm not personally convinced that immigration is one of our country's "top five" issues, so ideologically, I'm more in line with the president. except i don't believe in *ever* appointing unqualified people, no matter how cute.

But it continually amazes me that Bush supporters overlook power grabs they wouldn't tolerate under a Democrat; ideologically-driven (faith-based?) choices for posts; incredible Federal budget deficits and moves that seem to help grow, rather than shrink trade deficits.

Somebody in the Republican party has to point out when the emperor has no clothes!
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nice pouty lips, i bet her ace is the size of texas.
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nice pouty lips, i bet her ace is the size of texas.

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So what I'm hearing from you, Tech, is that because she is a woman she is not up to the task.

How very progressive of you.
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So what I'm hearing from you, Tech, is that because she is a woman she is not up to the task.

How very progressive of you.
Projecting a bit?

Please do list her qualifications....
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So what I'm hearing from you, Tech, is that because she is a woman she is not up to the task.

How very progressive of you.
Oh yeah... she is a women & therefore any criticism of her skills or qualifications is construed as sexism.

How very PC.
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Oh yeah... she is a women & therefore any criticism of her skills or qualifications is construed as sexism.

How very PC.
Just using the tools laying around...who cares if they're not the right ones for the job?
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Just using the tools laying around...who cares if they're not the right ones for the job?
huh?

Are you refering to her as a tool?

or something else?

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Just using the tools laying around...who cares if they're not the right ones for the job?
Great line.

So what does she need to be qualified for? Immigration? That's not even a concern with most people. Just some yahoo militia in Ariz. as far as I know.
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I'm using PC to quash the debate.

Why should the left have all the fun?
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I'm using PC to quash the debate.

Why should the left have all the fun?
Still waiting for your list of her qualifications...




Or, you could go to her own pronouncements:

"I realize that I'm not 80 years old, I have a few gray hairs, more coming, but I will seek to work with those who are knowledgeable in this area, who know more than I do." -- Julie Myers

Well, she knows her own age (within a range) which may be more than Michael Brown knew...
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Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and you're telling the correct time with this post. I agree with you on this one, except for the recess appointment numbers generally. Bush is generally on a par with recent presidents in the number of recess appointments. He still has a way to go to catch the eight-year Clinton numbers, but given that he has three more years, I think it's fair to say that he will, but not by much.
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Tech;

Over the years, you have changed my opinion about so many things. Damn it, you have done it again.

Bush doesn't think there IS an immigration problem. He sees the porous southern border as the historical answer to his texas friends' need for cheap labor.

I'm afraid you're right, once again.
Well said.

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Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and you're telling the correct time with this post. I agree with you on this one, except for the recess appointment numbers generally. Bush is generally on a par with recent presidents in the number of recess appointments. He still has a way to go to catch the eight-year Clinton numbers, but given that he has three more years, I think it's fair to say that he will, but not by much.
Well, that's true from a statistical standpoint, but in Dubya's case, we're talking about a president from the same party controlling both houses of Congress.
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