Skip to comments.Troubles at TSA
Posted on 04/03/2010 10:05:44 AM PDT by Graybeard58
Another Obama administration nominee, Robert Harding for director of the Transportation Security Administration, has bitten the dust after investigators discovered his defense-contracting company collected millions more federal money than it was entitled to. Mr. Harding blamed the overcharge on his accountants. His company also got a federal contract under a "set-aside" program for service-disabled veterans. His service-related disability? Sleep apnea.
Mr. Harding slinks away two months after Erroll Southers, a former counterterrorism supervisor for the Los Angeles airport police and a favorite of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., took himself out of the running for the TSA top job after admitting he conducted database searches and downloaded and distributed the confidential law-enforcement records of his estranged wife's boyfriend. Mr. Southers blamed his withdrawal not on his actions, but on "those who have chosen to push a political agenda at the risk of the safety and security of the American people."
It's hardly unusual that an Obama nominee would run afoul of the law, though they usually gravitate toward tax evasion and such. But the president's inability to put up an honest TSA nominee has led to much hand-wringing inside the Beltway. Big Public Labor is especially anxious because it can't unionize the TSA until after a director is sworn in. If you think airport screening is a hassle now, wait until it's performed by unionists with their not-my-job descriptions.
Ping to a Republican-American Editorial.
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The Affirmative Action pool is drying up!
Sounds like corruption to me. I don't see how military service could be the cause of his sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea is a service related disability????
What a freaking joke.
Decades later, I occasionally dream that I'm back in service. Wonder if I could rip off Uncle Sam for this? This character did just that, ripped off tax payers.
An uncorrupt democrat politician does not exist.
Sometimes, I dream I’m back in basic training.
You think I could claim disability? It’s been thirty-three years....and basic training still bothers me.
Sometimes, I also dream of high school.
Is there a possibility that I could sue my old high school?
If you know the right people, it could probably be arranged! But it would help to be a member of a recognized grievance group.
“The ACCCOUNTANT set me up!”
The world’s largest banana republic, from sea to shining sea.
Sometimes I dream of a girl I knew when I was 17. Think I could sue her for not putting out and thus marring my adolescence? Could have warped me for life.
you might want to check into this.
The Left, the Socialist-Left, the Socialist,Democrat-Left IS a criminal organization, thus so many criminals.
What does one expect!?
Can I sue them for not allowing me to eat enough?
I eat plenty now, maybe that is because I am compensating for when they starved me and refused to give me seconds on meat and vegies but told me to eat all the ice cream I wanted at the salad bar!
I am going to see my Marine Cousins at a 40Th Wedding anniversary shortly, all pre 68 Types 3/3, 1/1, 3/5, and 2/7 and ask them if they had that option. I am sure that all of them are five eight or less is because of dietary limitations.