TSA Director Nominee Held Up by Jim DeMint
Sure, airport security rules are being rewritten after the near-explosion of Northwest Airlines Flight 253. And sure, major newspapers are reviewing the current state of airport security to see where the holes are. But during times like these, you want to know that someone is keeping an eye on the real enemy: labor unions.
Yes, the Transportation Security Administration — stalwart guardians of your airline security — doesn’t have an administrator at the moment. At a moment of heightened fears of plane-borne terrorism. The reason TSA exists in the first place. And why’s that?
The post remains vacant because Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has held up President Barack Obama’s nominee in opposition to the prospect of TSA workers joining a labor union.
Now that is what you call a post-9/11 mindset. Who cares about terrorists when workers might bargain collectively?