Monday, December 06, 2004

Be still my heart!

Two set for civil rights panel
President Bush will appoint two new members to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights this week, possibly as early as today, and replace panel Chairman Mary Frances Berry.
He finally got rid of the odious Mary Frances Berry, wingnut extraordinaire! Don't let the garage door hit your wide load on the way out, Mary!
The White House has insisted over the past two weeks that those terms expired last night at midnight, and that the new commissioners would be appointed promptly. Ms. Berry and Mr. Reynoso have said that their terms end Jan. 21.
Some commissioners and officials close to the commission fear the appointments will create a legal showdown between Ms. Berry and the White House over the date of her term's end.
That's par for the course with ole Mary. Send in the U.S. Marshals and evict her! (More details here.)

On the other hand, maybe she has a lot of shredding to catch up on:
The move comes as the commission, formed in 1957 and operating with a $9 million annual budget, is the subject of an investigation by the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution. The review is seeking information on, among other things, the financial operations of the commission.
Forget the eviction. How about a "perp walk"?