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Old Nov 23, 10, 3:14 pm
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High-level government officials exempt from heightened security screenings

High level U.S. government officials are exempt when traveling commercially with "government sanctioned security details," according to AP report.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/fligh...security_N.htm
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Old Nov 23, 10, 3:19 pm
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The Washington Post had a similar story today (much easier to read too), going down as far as law enforcement officers, etc. There's a thread a couple pages back about it. It seems to be another hot topic as all the fancy pants people are using terms like "well if I had to go through security I wouldn't want that"
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Doesn't "government sanctioned security detail" mean they are armed? Why check to see if they also might have bombs?
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And don't forget those that can afford private air transportation.

Best excuse yet, to build your own LSA.
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I saw Sandra Day O'Connor being escorted through the exit lane one time with a couple of secret service types.
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TSA: Some gov't officials to skip airport security

Don't see it posted yet

AP is reporting

Some gov't officials to skip airport security
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Old Nov 23, 10, 9:15 pm
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Wait, wait, here is my shocked face. 0_o
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Old Nov 23, 10, 9:19 pm
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Old Nov 23, 10, 9:36 pm
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Should not be a surprise. "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." George Orwell, Animal Farm
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Old Nov 24, 10, 8:29 am
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Government officials exempt from NoS & grope.

Govenment officials exempt from NoS & grope.
All pasengers are equal, it's just that some are more equal than others.

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/11/23...ing-exemption/
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Old Nov 24, 10, 8:32 am
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This is nothing particularly new. The SOP document from last December listed quite a litany of exempt passengers.
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Old Nov 24, 10, 9:09 am
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Yes, comrade, all Politburo members and high-ranking party officials are exempt from this "inconvenience".
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On a normal day with Constitutional screening, I think this is actually a good procedure. We all know long security lines could be a target for a bomber. Now think if it was IAD or DCA on a Friday afternoon when congress is adjourning. There could end up being several, or dozens of congress people stuck in a small place simultaneously with no real security, making that line a really attractive target.

As for current events, any congressperson that supports what is going on now I do believe needs to experience it first hand, along with their spouse, children and grandchildren.
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Old Nov 24, 10, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by tinman435 View Post
Govenment officials exempt from NoS & grope.
All pasengers are equal, it's just that some are more equal than others.

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/11/23...ing-exemption/

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