Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Obama's minions and top congressmen skip naked scanners and the grope

Obama's minions and top congressmen can walk past the naked scanners and the grope. Yes, all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. [George Orwell's Animal Farm] Sec Def Gates, tax evader Timothy Geithner and Janet Napolitano have a very good reason for not wasting their time on security measures of marginal or less value. But the reason they have for you and me to be humiliated every time we fly makes no sense. Janet Napolitano's people missed 6 (six) warning flags on the Christmas Day, 2009, bomber. They didn't need their naked scanner to keep him off that flight. They had the data, but didn't do what they were supposed to do. Follow your own procedures, Janet! No. Instead she victimizes you and me. But she exempts herself, of course. AP News at Yahoo
Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details. Aviation security officials would not name those who can skip the controversial screening, but other officials said those VIPs range from top officials like Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and FBI Director Robert Mueller to congressional leaders like incoming House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who avoided security before a recent flight from Washington's Reagan National Airport. The heightened new security procedures by the TransportationSecurity Administration, which involve either a scan by a full-body detector or an intimate personal pat-down, have spurred passenger outrage in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday airport crush. But while passengers have no choice but to submit to either the detector or what some complain is an intrusive pat-down, some senior government officials can opt out if they fly accompanied by government security guards approved by the TSA.

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