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No Security Pat-Downs for Boehner
NY Slimes ^ | 11/19/2010 | Jeff Zeleny

Posted on 11/19/2010 7:57:42 PM PST by markomalley

Representative John A. Boehner, soon to be the Speaker of the House, has pledged to fly commercial airlines back to his home district in Ohio. But that does not mean that he will be subjected to the hassles of ordinary passengers, including the controversial security pat-downs.

As he left Washington on Friday, Mr. Boehner headed across the Potomac River to Reagan National Airport, which was bustling with afternoon travelers. But there was no waiting in line for Mr. Boehner, who was escorted around the metal detectors and body scanners, and taken directly to the gate.

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And so on Friday, he did. But not without the perquisites of office, including avoiding those security pat-downs that many travelers are bracing for as holiday travel season approaches.

Michael Steel, a spokesman for the Republican leader, said in a statement that Mr. Boehner was not receiving special treatment. And a law enforcement official said that any member of Congress or administration official with a security detail is allowed to bypass security.

“The appropriate security procedures for all Congressional leaders, including Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, are determined by the Capitol Police working with the Transportation Security Administration,” Mr. Steel said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: hitpiece; slimes; tsa; tsapervs
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NB: Michael Steele is on the left. Michael Steel is on the right.

1 posted on 11/19/2010 7:57:43 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Boehnor travels with a Capitol Hill Police security detail, they routinely by-pass security at any airport they fly out of.

NY Times knows this, all media knows this.


2 posted on 11/19/2010 8:01:23 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: markomalley

Yes, NY Slimes doing what it does best: sliming a Republican. They could have followed any Democrat Senator to the airport, but that wouldn’t have served their purpose.


3 posted on 11/19/2010 8:01:58 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: markomalley

I suppose they are struggling to expose duplicity...or even worse hypocrisy. That’ll only happen if Boehner comes out in favor of the status quo.


4 posted on 11/19/2010 8:01:59 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: markomalley

Who gets to feel up Pelosi? He deserves a raise.


5 posted on 11/19/2010 8:03:27 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: markomalley

This is an outrage. What applies to the tax payer should apply to everyone. Start giving these dolts the treatment us “little people” get and things would change in a heartbeat. The reason that jackass has a security detail is because we pay for it. This double standard has got to change.


6 posted on 11/19/2010 8:04:09 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Don't you remember when the Slimes reported on San Fran
Nan's misuse of military aircraft????
Me neither....
7 posted on 11/19/2010 8:04:33 PM PST by MamaLucci (Compassionate Conservatism is neither.........)
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To: Sunshine Sister
The reason that jackass has a security detail is because we pay for it.

And he's soon-to-be third in line for the WH...

8 posted on 11/19/2010 8:06:34 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: markomalley

Something fundamentally wrong here.


9 posted on 11/19/2010 8:07:34 PM PST by allmost
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

If I am not mistaken, Boehnor now has a Secret Service detail protecting him because he will soon be third in line for the Presidency — exactly the same reason that Pelosi has such a detail.

I doubt the detail is very happy that he wants to fly commerical.


10 posted on 11/19/2010 8:08:02 PM PST by Ronin (Add sufficient applied thrust and pigs fly just fine. However, don't ask about the flying monkeys.)
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To: markomalley

He will be given the Oath of Office if Zero and Veep Bite-me blow each others brains out in January, but the Grey Lady thinks he should go through the junk fondle just like everyone else?

In that case Zero should be frisked, too.


11 posted on 11/19/2010 8:08:16 PM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
The appropriate security procedures for all Congressional leaders, including Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, are determined by the Capitol Police working with the Transportation Security Administration.

In other words, Pelosi and Reid have by-passed security all along, but it only becomes a story when it happens to a Republican.

12 posted on 11/19/2010 8:10:10 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; Cicero

Let me explain something to both of you: We’re #ing tired of the excuses granting the elite privileges while the rest of the Country is getting screwed on a daily basis.

The fact this tidbit was published by the Slimes is irrelevant to the fact that Congress DOES NOT RELATE!!!

Next time Boehner, stand in line like a ‘regular guy’.

Nov 2nd was day one of an eternal battle.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 8:11:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Ronin

I believe Boehner will be 2nd in line to become POTUS. Bite-Me is first, John is second. I believe Dingy Harry is 3rd in line.


14 posted on 11/19/2010 8:11:41 PM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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To: markomalley
Michael Steel, a spokesman for the Republican leader, said in a statement that Mr. Boehner was not receiving special treatment. And a law enforcement official said that any member of Congress or administration official with a security detail is allowed to bypass security.

The depths of special interest and political entitlement delusion are breathtaking.

That they can justify it and deny what is blatantly obvious to anyone with an IQ above that of an ice cube, ........

15 posted on 11/19/2010 8:11:45 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: markomalley

What is wrong twith that? This is called profiling. What threat does Boehner pose?


16 posted on 11/19/2010 8:12:39 PM PST by kabar
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To: markomalley

Are they related?


17 posted on 11/19/2010 8:13:06 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Boehner committed SUCH a sin at the airport...whereas Charlie Rangel “only” committed a bit of fraud and small-time stuff over the years.

Their sense of priorities just sets my hair on fire. Of
course, it’s done on purpose, but still........


18 posted on 11/19/2010 8:13:13 PM PST by LUV W (Atlas has shrugged)
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To: Combat_Liberalism
In that case Zero should be frisked, too.

I don't think that my employees should have any greater perks than I do. Sorry. That opinion applies to health insurance, private cars with drivers, and anything else.

Before placing him on a pedestal, remember, he is your employee. And both he and his detail should have to take the darned blue line to Reagan the same as the rest of us...and then go through the grope line like the rest of us.

And the same for Soetoro, Biden, Pelosi, and the rest of them. They aren't our rulers, they are our servants.

19 posted on 11/19/2010 8:13:38 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Libloather

So the Times headline could have been:

“No one gets to touch Gop’s Boehner”


20 posted on 11/19/2010 8:14:22 PM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Sunshine Sister

Outrage my a$$. Why waste any time on Boehner who poses no threat whatsoever? We need more profiling, not less.


21 posted on 11/19/2010 8:14:35 PM PST by kabar
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To: markomalley

Thanks for clearing that up.

I was double taking on the article and a little confused.

Senior moment over...


22 posted on 11/19/2010 8:15:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: markomalley
And both he and his detail should have to take the darned blue line to Reagan the same as the rest of us...and then go through the grope line like the rest of us.

My vote for the dumbest post of the year.

23 posted on 11/19/2010 8:16:21 PM PST by kabar
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To: markomalley

All the stupid slaves in America keep voting for their 2 party system slave masters.INSANITY!


24 posted on 11/19/2010 8:17:27 PM PST by taxtruth
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To: Kozak

Hehe!


25 posted on 11/19/2010 8:17:43 PM PST by andyk (Hi, my name's Andy, and I was a BF 1942 / Desert Combat junkie.)
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To: Sunshine Sister

I’m with you.

Everyone should have to be checked,including politicians,celebrities,church leaders,power brokers,and anyone else who decides to fly.

None of this “Do you know who I am?” nonsense.


26 posted on 11/19/2010 8:18:50 PM PST by Mears
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To: metmom
So let me get this straight. Instead of flying an air force plane by himself he flies commercial. Admirable thing to do. But somehow you think that the person third in line for the presidency should mill around the terminal waiting in line where code pinkos et al can harass him and try to make news? What kind of nitwit are you? I don't expect royalty but I do expect a small perk for this guy given the concerns to his safety. It is kind of stupid to make him go through security given who his is and the fact that he has a friggin security detail.
27 posted on 11/19/2010 8:18:57 PM PST by statered ("And you know what I mean.")
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

On his first day as Speaker, Boehner should hold a huge, ostentatious presser to announce the permanent retirement of the Queen Bee’s 767 and its sale as surplus government property.


28 posted on 11/19/2010 8:21:49 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Every legislator and department head in DC is eligable for the V.I.P. System, and that been no secret for a LONG time.

Let’s make something out of nothing, K?


29 posted on 11/19/2010 8:22:40 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: statered

Good grief.

I’ve never seen anyone so totally miss the point of a post as you.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 8:22:52 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: markomalley
Well, he COULD do like Pelosi did and charge the American Taxpayer 28,000 dollars - one way - per week to visit home, and to fly her friends and family around.

I think third-in-line for the Presidency deserves some special security and consideration, and I don't give a damn what the NYT thinks or says...they're the American PRAVDA anyway...in bed, and under the covers with obama.
31 posted on 11/19/2010 8:23:12 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
The appropriate security procedures for all Congressional leaders, including Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, are determined by the Capitol Police working with the Transportation Security Administration.

And, if I am not mistaken, I believe this policy has been in effect since...January, 2007.

32 posted on 11/19/2010 8:24:14 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Combat_Liberalism

I believe Boehner will be 2nd in line to become POTUS. Bite-Me is first, John is second. I believe Dingy Harry is 3rd in line.
______________________

You’re incorrect, Speaker in 2nd, President Pro Temp is 3rd and Majority Leader isn’t on the line of succession at all.


33 posted on 11/19/2010 8:24:36 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: Mears
Everyone should have to be checked,including politicians,celebrities,church leaders,power brokers,and anyone else who decides to fly.

I prefer we don't search anybody needlessly and we instead profile.

Anything else is political correctness.

34 posted on 11/19/2010 8:25:32 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: statered; metmom

>> What kind of nitwit are you?

What kind of second class citizen are you?


35 posted on 11/19/2010 8:27:00 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I don’t mind that he has security....at least he’s flying commercial and we need him to be safe in the .....err...unfortunate...event that something happens to zero and the poor sidekick Biden.


36 posted on 11/19/2010 8:27:12 PM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: Gene Eric

Charming, isn’t he?


37 posted on 11/19/2010 8:29:32 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: statered
Yep,you are correct and it's insane to make the whole country go through it also.Americans are EQUAL under the law aren't they and there is no royalty in America or is there?Hypocrites rule in America is the way I see it.You can't get it both ways can you in a socalled free country unless someone is brainwashing you or just flat out LYING.
38 posted on 11/19/2010 8:31:17 PM PST by taxtruth
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To: FreeReign

Of course that’s how I feel.Profiling is the answer.

I meant if they are going to treat me like a piece of meat then there should be no exceptions.


39 posted on 11/19/2010 8:31:47 PM PST by Mears
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To: Gene Eric

You know, while I understand the sentiment, some things make little sense. You can be as tired of it as you want, but there are some privileges that make sense. Security for the guy who is second in line to be President makes sense. At least he’s not flying around in a private jet.


40 posted on 11/19/2010 8:32:52 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: markomalley

Keep you eyes on the Ball folks - the issue isn’t about what happens or doesn’t happen to Representative John A. Boehner when he flies,
IT IS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, AVERAGE JOE CITIZEN who is supposed to be protected by the legal dictates of the Federal Constitution, which every federal elected official swears to Uphold and Defend!

Know they enemy, and then kill them (politically speaking, of course)

I think “Don’t Tread On My Privates” is a good T-shirt candidate.


41 posted on 11/19/2010 8:35:16 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: Sunshine Sister
It's so blatant. Health care, Social Security, et al. Almost no one says anything.

PS: Thanks to you I am now listening to seven versions of Sunshine Superman. Life sure is random.


42 posted on 11/19/2010 8:35:38 PM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: kabar

Because some people need something to whine about.


43 posted on 11/19/2010 8:35:41 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: markomalley

Makes perfect sense.

TSA is part of the federal EXECUTIVE branch.

Due to the 3 equal branches of gov, Executive branch cannot search, force to testify, or in any other way FORCE the other two branches to do ANYTHING


44 posted on 11/19/2010 8:38:01 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: markomalley

Of course he shouldn’t be molested—he is not a Muslim!


45 posted on 11/19/2010 8:39:43 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandwithArizona)
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To: kabar

Outrage my sit down part. I’m no threat either but if I choose to fly I become the next Bin Laden. No pass for me........no pass for Boehner.


46 posted on 11/19/2010 8:40:08 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Sunshine Sister

If he went through the pat downs the media would say he enjoys being felt up by security since it is optional.

I credit him for not taking a military jet like pelosi did.


47 posted on 11/19/2010 8:40:51 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: FrankR
Well, he COULD do like Pelosi did and charge the American Taxpayer 28,000 dollars - one way - per week to visit home, and to fly her friends and family around.

Or he and the rest of the political class could have to follow the same rules that they impose upon the peons.

If that was the case, there would be a whole lot less BS.

48 posted on 11/19/2010 8:41:59 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: metmom

I think you miss the point.


49 posted on 11/19/2010 8:42:21 PM PST by lonestar
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To: allmost
Something fundamentally wrong here.

Sure is wrong. Once again, the ruling class get special treatment. The rest of the peons, tough.

50 posted on 11/19/2010 8:43:55 PM PST by Shannon
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