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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:52 AM
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Bush taps Chertoff (Ashcroft's 'top gremlin') as new Code Orange Czar
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 08:54 AM by Bluebear
WASHINGTON - President Bush has chosen federal appeals court judge Michael Chertoff to be his new Homeland Security chief, turning to a former federal prosecutor who helped craft the early war on terror strategy, The Associated Press has learned.

Chertoff headed the Justice Department's criminal division from 2001 to 2003, where he played a central role in the nation's legal response to the Sept. 11 attacks, before the president named him to appeals court position in New Jersey.

Bush was to formally announce Chertoff's selection later at the White House, two government officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The AP.

Chertoff would replace Tom Ridge, the department's first chief.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=2...

http://www.counterpunch.org/cassel06112003.html

"I am referring to the man behind the criminal prosecution of terrorists, Michael Chertoff. Chertoff, former chief of the Justice Department's criminal division, and a scary looking guy if ever there was one, has been elevated to the level of Court of Appeals judge--the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, whose jurisdiction includes Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. What's so scary about Michael? Well, besides having no judicial experience and being a right-ring radical who does not believe in the Constitution and wants to rewrite federal law and rules of procedure on an ad hoc, case by case basis, as it suits him, nothing I guess."
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:54 AM
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1. Woa he looks absolutely BAKED in that picture
Red eyes, red face & slurry speech. Aww reminds me of my childhood.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:59 AM
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2. he's just practicing puckering up
for chertoff's congratulatory kiss.

dp
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:59 AM
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3. It's all this "tapping" of new employees maybe? nt
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:59 AM
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4. Man behind the criminal prosecutions of terrariss...
How many terrariss have been convicted since 2001??

I didn't think so.
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FREEDOMRULES3 Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:07 AM
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5. shorter than *
has anyone but me noticed how * is filling his cabinet with people shorter than him. the shrimp gotta have penis envy. it took me two seconds to figure this new "homeland security" man is a crook. imagine that.
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jarab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:08 AM
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6. I have to admit that he has
a helluva lot better credentials than he who was initially proposed.
...O....
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:25 AM
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7. From what I see, he was ELEVATED to judge with no experience.
He got to be head of JD criminal after being a rabid Whitewater stooge, and only after Bush stepped into office.

I'm surprised they didn't include his paper route.
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