Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mica is annoying

Rep John Mica (R-FL) is a corrupt politician who is jumping on the anti-TSA backlash for his own gain. While he has some good rhetoric, such as in the following exchange:
"The equipment is flawed and can be subverted," House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) said. "Our staff has subverted it. (TSA Administrator) Pistole said 'GAO is very clever.' Well what the hell does he think a terrorist is?"
he ultimately does not care to address or understand the fundamental problems. Check out this ignorance on display:
Additionally, it is not very hard to know where to place contraband you do not want to be found in the event of a TSA pat-down, Mica said.

"Most folks know they're not going to touch your junk," Mica said.
On the other hand, while I don't think Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is radical enough, he was sounding the alarms on the scanners long before the public was aware of the issue, and he has not let up.
The panel appeared unconvinced. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) compared the pat-downs now being used as part of airport security screening measures to sexual assault.

"There are many of us who believe this would be deemed a sexual assault on a person," he said.
 Unlike Mica, who thinks there is no sexual assault and that private contractors using identical methods are somehow less offensive, Chaffetz realizes that this is a serious assault on individual liberty and tantamount to criminal behavior.