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Bad to Worse: Gonzo Out, Chertoff In???

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 27th, 2007 8:56 am by HL

CNN: Bush Plans To Install Inexperienced, Bush Loyalist Clay Johnson At Homeland Security

This morning, CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux reported that “very senior level sources” inside the administration are telling her that Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff will replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Additionally, these sources say Chertoff will be replaced at Homeland Security by Clay Johnson III, the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget.

Johnson, who has no homeland security experience, is a professional Bush loyalist. While Johnson may have familiarity with some aspects of DHS’s budget, he appears to have no experience in the many responsibilities of the department, including immigration, air travel security, disaster response, and other aspects of our nation’s homeland defense.

He is one of Bush’s oldest friends, having attended both prep school and college with the President. Johnson served as Bush’s gubernatorial chief of staff in Texas before heading up the Bush-Cheney transition team.

When Bush first chose Johnson as his chief of staff in Texas, he said it was specifically because of his friend’s loyalty to him:

“I want someone whose primary interest is me — George Bush

5 Responses to “Bad to Worse: Gonzo Out, Chertoff In???”

  1. Seal the freaking Borders Says:

    OK you libs got what you wanted. Millions of dollars of taxpayer dollars were wasted on meaningless hearings. It was fine when clinton got rid of all 93 US attorneys back in 1993. We are trying to fight a war on Islamo savages and you pipsqueaks worry about mickey mouse stuff like this

  2. HL Says:

    First of all, I don’t see how Millions of dollars were wasted on hearings. Gonzalez just showed up at the Senate and they questioned him, maybe an extra 10 bucks to pay for his lunch. Also, idiot, Clinton fired all 93 attorneys at the start of his first term, as many new Presidents do. A democratic President does not want to work with Republican attorneys and vice-versa. Bush on the other hand fired the attorneys in the middle of hes second term, for not investigating phony charges against democrats to try to steal another election. See the difference?

  3. Ghost Walker Says:

    Atleast president bush had something of a reason what reason did clinton have other than they were repbs?? LOL

  4. Paul Says:

    Kinda funny that Gonzales couldn’t really answer the Senate’s questions about the firings…

  5. (: Tom :) Says:

    It was fine when clinton got rid of all 93 US attorneys back in 1993.

    Just like it was fine when Putsch fired them all in 2000, too. Most presidents do that.

    But the Cokespoon Cowboy is the only president in US history that couldn’t trust his own judgement enough to keep his choices through his entire presidency. Ha ha ha ha ha the Flip Flopper in Chief has been in the White House since he stole the 2000 election.

    And, nice that you chickenhawk Republican’ts worry about millions in investigations, but could care less about giving billions to terrorists. Along with sacrificing american soldiers for your insane power grabs.