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Old May 13, 08, 12:42 pm   #16
 
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Old May 13, 08, 12:55 pm   #17
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For fun and to waste some time, I went to the Secret Service website for a quick perusal. Then I clicked on a link to the Department of Homeland Security and got the following warning:

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Old May 13, 08, 7:03 pm   #18
 
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For fun and to waste some time, I went to the Secret Service website for a quick perusal. Then I clicked on a link to the Department of Homeland Security and got the following warning:

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Nice. Great to see some accountability in government.
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I wonder who authorized this. If it was the Center itself, they are just plain dumb. If it was Obama who requested it, I will seriously reconsider my support for his candidacy. I'm not kidding.

I emailed the campaign the last time this was reported - they didn't respond with an answer. I will send another message, because I find it odd that this is the second time the TSA was caught trying out their security 'skills' at an Obama event.
The Secret Service asked TSA to conduct screening at campaign events and even some Presidential public appearances to supplement the protection provided by their own officers. This has been going on for a year or so.
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Old May 13, 08, 9:14 pm   #20
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The Secret Service asked TSA to conduct screening at campaign events and even some Presidential public appearances to supplement the protection provided by their own officers. This has been going on for a year or so.
As I wrote up thread, not the brightest move by an agency which should be more careful about these things.

I don't think the Service hires agents who can't spot a bomb unless it's a big ball with Acme stenciled on it.
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Old May 15, 08, 1:45 am   #22
 
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The Secret Service asked TSA to conduct screening at campaign events and even some Presidential public appearances to supplement the protection provided by their own officers. This has been going on for a year or so.
What a bad joke. Just a way to slip yet another indignity by the American public. Maybe TSA will start turning up in schools and strip malls. Wouldn't be as bad if they were capable of doing something worthwhile. Valet parking anyone?

I resent the idea of DHS assigning their TSA cronies to do whatever the agency sees fit. IMO, They are setting a dangerous precedent.

Nothing this worthless agency does surprises me...
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The Secret Service asked TSA to conduct screening at campaign events and even some Presidential public appearances to supplement the protection provided by their own officers. This has been going on for a year or so.
And I bet they weren't requiring people to remove their shoes or turn over their shampoo, were they?
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Old May 15, 08, 8:44 am   #24
 
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My thoughts exactly. I hope this doesn't mean Obama is supporting the TSA.
Obama is a big government liberal. Do you really think he won't be supporting an agency that costs that spends $6 billion a year courtesy of the American taxpayer?
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FWIW, Ron Paul was our only true hope of getting rid of this national pestulance otherwise known as the TSA. I'd hope that anyone who has been a victim of TSA's "services" even once voted for Paul in the primaries.
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