November 27, 2002
More On Berry

Beth Henary The Weekly Standard (link via Croooow Blog) reports more shocking behavior by Mary Frances Berry of the Civil Rights Commission. Can't this woman be impeached? I know there's a war on, but surely Congress could find the time to take up such an egregious case? I'm pretty sure the President can't fire her, but I would think that any member of the Executive Branch must be either fireable (like cabinet members) or impeachable.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at November 27, 2002 12:29 AM

Guh. Surely Bush and the fellas can find a way to ditch this woman. She's a nut case.

Posted by: amy on November 27, 2002 09:20 AM

Why not just ditch the Commission altogether? It doesn't do anything worth doing and soaks up absurd amounts of money.

Posted by: Robert Speirs on November 27, 2002 10:02 AM

I'd love to see her canned, but it ain't gonna happen.

Bush picks his battles carefully. Sacking Berry, or disbanding the commission, would result in a big PR hit ("Bush attacks civil rights commission!" ... or just, "Bush attacks civil rights!"), without any practical benefit (since the commission doesn't have any actual power).

He's going to save his fights for things that matter--like, hopefully, judicial appointments.

Posted by: Arkat Kingtroll on November 29, 2002 08:11 PM