Saturday, November 3, 2007


Those of us in the Reality-Based Community do not need another example that the members of the Bush (Mis)Administration love power, but actually hate government. For those of you still on the fence here is yet another example...

...more on the flip...

The Transportation Security Administration touts its programs to ensure security by using undercover operatives to test its airport screeners.

The government routinely runs covert tests at airports to ensure that security measures in place are sufficient to stop a terrorist from bringing something dangerous onto an airplane. Alerting screeners when the undercover officer is coming through and what the person looks like would defeat the purpose.

But that's exactly what happened on April 28, 2006, according to an e-mail from a top TSA official who oversees security operations.
That's right, the TSA, that nun searching juggernaut, with an annual budget of nearly $5 billion dollars, decided the best way to deal with a dismal screening record was to hedge its bets, and pat itself on the back for a job well done.

Hey guys, you're doing it wrong. The sure way to "prove" government cannot work, which is the ultimate neoconservative goal, is to continue your business as usual, and keep failing those screening inspections.

After all the RBC knows you have no interest in actually protecting the American people, whether airline passengers or sick children. Keep gaming the system, and you'll never shrink the size of government enough to "drown it in a bathtub."