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Head of TSA offers pat-downs to Senators

By Jordy Yager - 11/17/10 11:23 AM ET
The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offered on Wednesday to have airport screeners come to Capitol Hill to give senators a pat-down so they could fully understand the mechanics of the newly deployed, controversial technique.

John Pistole told senators on the Senate Science, Commerce and Transportation Committee that he “insisted” on receiving the pat-down to “experience what that involves so that we would know before we rolled it out,” and added that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has gotten a pat-down as well.

“Honestly, any member who has not experienced that pat-down [and] who would like to do that — I would not offer it — but an experienced qualified security officer would be glad to do that,” Pistole said.

Pistole has been at the center of growing public concern about the new pat-down techniques, which he described as “clearly more invasive” than the traditional screening airline passengers have been used to. But, he said, the invasiveness is justified by the level and types of threats to the airline industry that he is privy to.


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They should get the rubber glove...

.."bend over and spread em" treatment instead.

Except for Larry Craig. He might enjoy that too much.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

I understand that Napolitano,

I understand that Napolitano, our number one terrorist only wants to be patted down by Janet Reno or Hillary Clinton.

Why would a politician want a free "pat down"

when they could pay a little more and get the happy ending from a hooker?


It should include their grandchildren, be televised and administered by citizens who've complained about the pat downs so they can best demonstrate their experiences.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Does anyone honestly believe

Does anyone honestly believe that these Senators would receive the same treatment as a blue-collar working man in line at the airport?

VERY interesting statement

by Pistole there.
He says that he insisted that he get the "pat down", so that he "would know" what it was like before he "rolled it out".

Now, think about that for a minute.
He didn't know what what was going to be implemented, and neither did Napolitano, according to his statement.

So, just who is determining what is going to be implemented, if it's not them?
It sounds to me that clearly somebody else is making these rules and these procedures, and Pistole and Nappy are along for the ride.

Maybe it's time to find out exactly who is behind all of this? If the little bull dyke and her ankle-biter didn't create this stuff, who did?

Middle management

The invisible layer that makes evil plans happen to keep their dental benefits.

Excellent assessment.

These would be in the class of useful idiots.

Maybe a bit worse, they tend to aspire to being big fish in little ponds as well. Sometimes just a sliver of power is absolutely corrupting.

Does he honestly expect anyone to believe that "Senators"

will get the same pat-down as regular folk?

Not a chance.

Some of the congress people...

would look forward to a pat down. Is that Bwarney at the head of the line?

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
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Okay, look. The talking is over.

The people have spoken, and the only thing left is for Pistole and Napolitano and the rest of the cretins to get the hell out.

Yeah, buddy

No more pussyfooting around. Just stop groping and irradiating people. Then we can talk.

Defend Liberty!

damn straight!

If after all this backlash they still do not listen there may actually be rioting here as well.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT