Too Sense Calls out Bush’s Affirmative Action

By The News Jun 12, 2007

Based on a Washington Post article, "Immigration Judges Often Picked Based On GOP," Too Sense argues why Bush is breaking the law and practicing his own brand of renegade affirmative action. Too Sense reported: While conservatives often oppose Affirmative Action by arguing that undeserving and "unqualified" people will be given jobs they haven’t earned, the fact is that his description is more applicable to the Bush Administration, whose plan for reconstruction in Iraq was carried about by unqualified conservative loyalists. The CPA, FEMA, the Justice Department, and now the Judiciary have been exposed as packed with unqualified conservative cronies, selected not for experience or excellence, but adherence to conservative ideology.

The Bush administration increasingly emphasized partisan political ties over expertise in recent years in selecting the judges who decide the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants, despite laws that preclude such considerations, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. At least one-third of the immigration judges appointed by the Justice Department since 2004 have had Republican connections or have been administration insiders, and half lacked experience in immigration law, Justice Department, immigration court and other records show.

The problem is, this time the Bush Administration may have blatantly broken the law. (I know, again.) Read full, important piece here.