Bush Appoints Another Unqualified Candidate
From an editorial in today's Orlando Sentinel:
President George W. Bush's nominee to head the State Department office for refugees and humanitarian crises is not worthy of Senate confirmation.
Ellen Sauerbrey is a former Maryland legislator and two-time loser for governor who was Mr. Bush's state campaign chair in 2000. She has scant experience with refugees and humanitarian crises. She lacks the management background to take over a $700 million office on which lives and international good will often rest.
Mr. Bush's political opponents have been too quick to oppose his nominees for ideological reasons. But despite anti-abortion views that have riled critics, it is Ms. Sauerbrey's inadequate qualifications that make her unfit.
Surely the president can find a more capable nominee.