Skip to comments.Sen. Dodd, D-Conn., slashed aviation security funding for pet constituency
Posted on 12/29/2009 6:05:39 AM PST by Def Conservative
Now that our attention is focused on airline security measures thanks to the failed airline attack on Christmas Day, it's worth mentioning that one Senator took money away from aviation security to line the pockets of constituency that supported his presidential campaign in a big way.
Back in July, Senator Chris Dodd, D-Conn., proposed an amendment reducing aviation security appropriations by $4.5 million in favor of firefighter grants -- a notoriously inneffective program. In fact, the money was specifically "for screening operations and the amount for explosives detection systems." The amendment was also sponsored by Sen. Lieberman, D-Conn., and Sen. Carper, D-Del., but Dodd deserves to be singled out here because the firefighters union is a pet constituency of his. In 2007 he campaigned all through Iowa with the firefighters union. It was one of the few distinguishable features of Dodd's ill-fated presidential bid.
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It mentions Lieberman...Lieberman believes in Security and the USA...so I’m not sure of the “whole truth” of this. Maybe that part cut out of this was put in somewhere else.
Keep this bumped to the top so everyone gets to read the sorry story.
MSNBC blaming republicans in a pre-emptive strike on this story.
Every time I see Dodd’s name mentioned I can’t help but recall the waitress “sandwich” he and Teddy Kennedy were famous for having (at least once).
Exactly...we can’t let this be ignored. We also can’t let them forget his party.
We’ll see if Rob Simmons and other potential challengers to Dodd use this. I suspect though that if they do there will be screams of dirty politics, don’t politicize the terror issue, etc.
That is why they should scream louder! You listening Mr. Simmons?
Something that confused me a bit this morning. Fox was discussing the new body scanners that were not used on this guy. The way the video of the procedure looked the scanner had a “fig leaf” feature which whited out the crotch of the person being scanned. It wasn’t just for the TV. It prevents the screener from viewing the crotch area
If I’m not mistaken isn’t this precisely where dirt bag stowed his bomb? Kind of a waste of money if for modesty reasons you can’t detect the bomb. The components of this bomb excluding the Nigerian were about 5 bucks.
Until we impose the screening that El Al uses I’m pretty sure I’m doing flying. I haven’t flown for 9 years.
I really dislike my senator so much!!
He does not represent me!!
(I have NEVER voted for him!!)