It seems even the outgoing Congress has gained some small willingness to listen. Read:

During a one-minute speech on the House floor, Rep. Ted Poe (Texas) also blasted former Bush Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff as a “political hack” and accused him of profiting from the proliferation of the devices.

“There is no evidence these new body scanners make us more secure. But there is evidence that former Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff made money hawking these full body scanners,” Poe said.

He went on to explain that Chertoff, who served under President George W. Bush, had given interviews promoting the scanners while he was “getting paid” to sell them.


Meanwhile, here’s a related item from Ron Paul’s Twitter feed:

I will introduce legislation later today addressing TSA abuses. Look for my floor speech on C-SPAN, probably between 5-6 PM EST…

This really ought to be a bipartisan issue, but so far the Democrats don’t seem willing to buck Obama or Napolitano. How much longer can that last, do you think?


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