Friday, February 3, 2012

Having the right connects

Apparently its nice to have friends in high places.

Don't get me wrong, he is qualified for the position, its just nice to have friends in high places.

Fired A&M exec, friend of Perry, hired by DPS
Associated Press -

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A close friend of Gov. Rick Perry's who was fired as a Texas A&M University System executive after brandishing a pocket knife has a new job — assistant director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Jay Kimbrough, 64, is the new second-in-command at the DPS, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Director Steve McCraw said Kimbrough will oversee homeland security at the state's police agency.

McCraw said he recruited the Perry confidant because he had served as the state's homeland security director after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He said he created the new position to help manage and coordinate the growing homeland security functions in Texas, and chose Kimbrough from among 29 applicants. Kimbrough's salary will be $147,500.