"Judge Mike Chertoff has the résumé to be an excellent Homeland Security secretary, given his law enforcement background and understanding of New York's and America's neglected homeland security needs," declared U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).This is one shout of good news. Democrats agreeing with the President's choice. It is good to see that the President does not always make poor choices in the eyes of the Democratic Party. He does make errors now & then. He is, after all, human.
Some things going for Chertoff are:
- He's already been through the congressional approval process - confirmed three times by the Senate
- He led the U.S. Justice Department's criminal division from 2001 to 2003
- He is a federal appellate judge with the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia
- He has a good reputation that even Tom Ridge has heard about
And he is better than Kerik?!
Enemy of tha Enemy (Jan 12 2005 - 11:01)
Ha ha ha! This new administration just gets better. Chimpus is now surrounded by nodding partisan hacks, and I am going to be laughing at all those idiots that voted for this as they take the US down with them deeper into the cesspool they are now wading in.
Tak: He makes ze perfect choice alongside ze other nazi, Herr Gonzales, ja! Sieg Heil, Fuhrer Bush!
Fortunately, someone with intelligence countered with this response:
redman (Jan 12 2005 - 12:09)Nazis? *shakes head* Talk about comparing apples to oranges. Until President Bush goes on an ego-trip, forcing our country's military to commit genocide/ethnical cleansing in the name of whatever mental abnormality, draws up a litter of concentration camps within our borders to round up the targeted race, and not only tortures them but commits them with the purpose of death until mass graves are found with their bodies... then I think the rash talk of Nazis and all the innuendos with it can cease.
You guys have no clue about what you're posting. Chertoff is a well-respected lawyer known for his professionalism and hardwark.
He rose up through a Talmudic education to be admitted into Harvard Law (so,Tak, your Nazi comments are particularly inappropriate and offensive).
It is sad that so many on the loony left resort to ad hominem attacks to hide their lack of knowledge and their shallow intellectual abilities.
Don't even dare to try to compare that to seeking out terrorists. People who have terrorist ties should not be surprised if they are taken into custody and questioned or even treated as a suspect. That should be a given to anyone who talks to/interacts with/lives with/harbors/provides for any terrorist.
There is a wise saying that goes: "Stay away from evil. Don't even make it look like you're doing evil."
Being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people can do your life damage. That's a fact, Jack. You can take that to the bank.