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Farmer by genetics, Lawyer by training, currently "vacationing" in Iraq and advising the Iraqi government on border security issues. Before moving to Baghdad, I served in the White House as Deputy Counsel for the Homeland Security Council. I can be reached at opusxryanathotmaildotcom.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Who will be next?

So Kerik withdrawals his nomination for DHS Secretary over nanny problems. I can't believe he didn't figure this one out earlier. Ever since Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood, you'd think the nominees themselves would self-screen even before they hit the formalized clearance process. It's not like this wasn't a well-publicized stumbling block for nominees.

So who will be the next Secretary of DHS? I hope it's Asa Hutchinson, currently the Undersecretary for Border and Tranportation Security. He has the right temperment and knows his way around Capitol Hill.