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Gore, staff led past airport security
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | March 1, 2007

Posted on 03/01/2007 10:09:34 PM PST by george76

An airline employee led former Vice President Al Gore and two associates around airport security lines before police spotted the breach and required them to be screened, an airport spokeswoman said Thursday.

The American Airlines employee led the three down to the lower baggage level Wednesday and swiped each of them through a secure turnstile with her security badge, Nashville International Airport spokeswoman Lynne Lowrance said. She declined to identify the employee.

"Everyone goes through security," she said of the employee's action. "It showed bad judgment. They were trying to be helpful, maybe too helpful."

The employee will be required to take an airport security training course again,

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: abovethelaw; airportsecurity; algore; dontyouknowwhoiam; gore
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To: M. Espinola

Al Gore Inadvertently Breaches Airport Security

The airline employee took Gore down an elevator and then through a secure door. She ran her security card through the electronic lock a total of three times to let Gore and his two colleagues pass through the turnstile one at a time.

http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=6165069


51 posted on 03/02/2007 9:13:03 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Interestingly, you can't do that at my office. The machine counts you in and out, and if you have scanned in, it won't let you scan in again, unless you scan out.

If you mess it up, you have to go to security to have it reset.


52 posted on 03/02/2007 9:19:52 AM PST by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: patton

That she was able to run the card multiple times that fast hopefully triggered the alert.

I agree : it should be programed that the gate to be frozen after the second fast use.


53 posted on 03/02/2007 9:38:29 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Howlin

ROFLMAO; I am just fascianted by what he IS doing in that house!

Maybe tipper uses a lot of electricity wink wink


54 posted on 03/02/2007 9:45:48 AM PST by lakeman (when a marine kills the only thing he feels is the recoil of his rifle)
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To: lakeman

Oh my.........while Al's away? Oh my.......thanks for leaving me with THAT thought for the rest of the day, pal!


55 posted on 03/02/2007 9:48:48 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: vigilante2
"this airline employee deserves a promotion"

You forgot the </sarcasm>!

56 posted on 03/02/2007 11:07:52 AM PST by RightWingConspirator (Glad that Ted the Boorish Drunk, Hitlery the Witch and John Fonda/Fraud Kerry are not my senators.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ewwww!!! I'll go outside and have a smoke. Call me when you're done!


57 posted on 03/02/2007 11:11:27 AM PST by LIConFem
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To: george76
"Security searches must only be for us little people."

Us little people with little carbon offsets.

Thanks for the ping.

58 posted on 03/02/2007 12:04:32 PM PST by honolulugal
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To: trooprally

Thanks Mr. T, definitely interesting. I'm shocked this employee didn't get the boot.


59 posted on 03/02/2007 4:35:23 PM PST by sasha123
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