Government Executive: Ex-TSA chief suggests letting security screeners take more initiative

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The Idiot's book tour continues ...

    Government Executive: Ex-TSA chief suggests letting security screeners take more initiative

    Can anybody parse some sense out of this? How can "emergency mode" explain the arrest of four (not two) current & former screeners for bribery & drug smuggling?

    There's more drivel in the article, but I'm stumped at the first paragraph.

    He wants to do this with employees hired from ads on gas pumps & pizza boxes who are too stupid to be allowed to think without a chaperone?

    In a way, not a bad idea -- a few more episodes of Mexicutioners will only help. :D
     
  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    That TSA agents are so stressed out by their jobs that they say "Drug trafficking! That's it, drug trafficking!" ;) I don't know Mike, I got nothin'.
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I left a comment.
     
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Does seem unlikely to succeed, doesn't it? As successful as sending John Pistole to charm school.

    But even if you hire better people (up to Secret Service grade personnel :cool:) the problem is exactly WHAT their limits are. If they are going up into private areas, touching private areas, that is a problem and will remain a problem no matter how much they upgrade their staff. The solution lies in LIMITS, not on PERSONNEL.
     
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  5. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    This is called "gooberment doublespeak," Mike. Evidently Kippie was in his position long enough to learn it by being imersed in the language. By virtue of his position, he was required to speak only in "gooberment doublespeak" for so long, has forgotten regular English.
     

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