Thursday, December 22, 2011

Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish

The useless shyster Alan Bersin is gone. One of a long tradition of both parties appointing lawyers to positions for which attorneys are of no use.

HuffPo December 22, 2011 Andrea Stone


WASHINGTON -- Time's up for the head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, who announced Thursday he is stepping down at the end of the year when his recess appointment expires.

Alan Bersin served as the administration's Southwest "border czar" on undocumented immigration and drug smuggling. President Obama nominated him to be CBP commissioner in September 2009, and appointed him commissioner in March 2010 after the Senate failed to confirm him...

Bersin was one of 15 officials to be given temporary recess appointments in 2010 after their nominations stalled in the Senate. In November, Don Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a lightening rod in the battle of health care reform, resigned from his temporary job before it expired at the end of the year.

Bersin was singularly inappropriate for the position of Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, as like Zoe Baird, he was a serial employer of illegal alien nannies. But it was the continued use of lawyers for positions that call for professional law enforcement executives that is the most concern. All of the failures of involving immigration enforcement involved a cadre of shysters, Chertoff, Bersin, Napolitano, Myers, Morton. Every single one a shark with a sheepskin from an expensive law school. And nary a single one ever made an arrest.

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