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Recess Appointments

By on 1.4.06 | 6:45PM

Roll Call is reporting that the president may announce a number of recess appointments tonight or tomorrow. Included among them are some, such as Julie Myers, nominated for chief of the Immgration and Customs Enforcement.branch of the Department of Homeland Security, who is criticized as unqualified by experience. Her case is unclear. But there are a whole bunch that aren't.

There are too many important positions left unfilled for the most petty of political reasons. Such as Deputy Defense Secretary-nominee Gordon England. The president should have made these appointments long before. Now's as good a time as any.

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