U.S. District Judge William Young is a pretty serious guy; he takes his job and his rulings seriously and examines issues the way a judge should, logically and disinterestedly. So his criticism of the U.S. Marshals Service is worth thinking about. But if Young was prompted by the expected nomination of Reed Hillman to the post in Massachusetts, he doesn't know what he's talking about.
Hillman is a career professional law enforcement officer who rose through the ranks of the State Police to the top job: Colonel/Superintendent. When that was over, he went to the state legislature and made issues of crime and punishment his top projects. He would have done a great job as Lieutenant Governor and he will do a great job as Marshal.
Sure, you have to be political to get the appointment, but that doesn't make you unqualified. Or does it, Judge Young?