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They Wouldn’t Do That

CNN reports: Critical congresswoman lands on no-fly list.

TSA wouldn’t put Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D CA-47) on the no-fly list just because she is one of the most vocal Congressional opponents of the list and has been complaining to TSA about the appearance of the names of some of her constituents on the list. This was just a little confusion because “Loretta Sanchez” is such a common name among Islamic extremists.

That was the same reason Edward Kennedy appeared on the list.

It was interesting that her Congressional identity card wasn’t good enough to prove she wasn’t the person on the list.


1 Steve Bates { 10.31.06 at 5:18 pm }

I wonder how such decisions are made, and how much the committee within TSA that does the job is influenced from above. Wouldn’t you love to be a no-fly on the wall…

2 Bryan { 10.31.06 at 5:36 pm }

I assume they are compiling “enemy lists” and no one actually verifies anything. Everyone can be put on the list for any reason, and you have to be connected to get off. That no one has notified members of Congress that they were on the list and could face problems flying is beyond stupid. How did she get from Washington to California when Congress adjourned?

Her name had to have been added recently. The whole system is a joke. These people couldn’t organized a kid’s birthday party.

3 jamsodonnell { 11.01.06 at 5:55 am }

That is utterly stupid. Would you trust your DHS to run a bath?

4 Bryan { 11.01.06 at 11:51 am }

Jams, imagine the scene if this had happened to Gorgeous George Galloway? How hard can it be to track less than 600 member of the legislature?

DHS with crack the bath and flood the house.