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    TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    This cat broke the law and then lied to Congress about it. It's been time for him to withdraw.

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day.

    Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. Obama had tapped Southers, a former FBI agent, to lead the TSA in September but his confirmation has been blocked by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who says he was worried that Southers would allow TSA employees to have collective bargaining rights.


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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    Wow! Maybe there really are some limits to what even Democrats can get away with. I was beginning to wonder...

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    Re: TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This cat broke the law and then lied to Congress about it. It's been time for him to withdraw.
    What law did he break?

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    Re: TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

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    What law did he break?
    He ran a background check on his ex-wife's b/f, without a warrant, or probable cause.

    You ain't down with that, are you?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day.

    Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. Obama had tapped Southers, a former FBI agent, to lead the TSA in September but his confirmation has been blocked by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who says he was worried that Southers would allow TSA employees to have collective bargaining rights.

    In an e-mail to friends and colleagues, Southers said, "It is unfortunate that we are residing in such contentious political times, that exceptional, 'apolitical' candidates have to seriously consider their willingness to participate in public service."

    Questions have also been raised about a reprimand that Southers received for running background checks on his then-estranged wife's boyfriend two decades ago. Southers wrote a letter to lawmakers earlier this month acknowledging that he had given inconsistent answers to Congress on that issue.
    TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    I'm shocked Obama doesn't just appoint a TSA Czar and move on.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He ran a background check on his ex-wife's b/f, without a warrant, or probable cause.

    You ain't down with that, are you?
    That's standard fair with TSA. Not enough oversight, not enough training, and it's mostly just a waste of money. Disband the TSA.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's standard fair with TSA. Not enough oversight, not enough training, and it's mostly just a waste of money. Disband the TSA.
    Southers was with the FBI when he did that.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Southers was with the FBI when he did that.
    Oh, well we don't require them to have warrants these days. The FBI gets to do whatever they want so long as they label it as "terrorism" first.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Oh, well we don't require them to have warrants these days. The FBI gets to do whatever they want so long as they label it as "terrorism" first.
    He did it 20 years ago. Stop wasting your sarcasm...
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He did it 20 years ago. Stop wasting your sarcasm...
    Aww, he ****ed up!

    In reality though, there's legitimate concern for appointing the guy. If he violated the restrictions on the government and then lied to Congress (isn't that typically under oath...as in lying to them is perjury?), he shouldn't be in charge of an organization which is iffy at best when adhering to the rights and liberties of the individual.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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