Sunday, August 03, 2008

That was fast

The Department of Homeland Security has decided, quite belatedly and embarrassingly, that Sonia Pitt just won't fit nicely into their organizational chart.

The agency in charge of our "security" can't be bothered to perform a 10-second Google search on a prospective employee slated to make close to six figures, just like any local coffee shop or department store would do before hiring a $10-an-hour clerk, and must instead be humiliated by a major newspaper before cutting loose their prized new hire. Smooth. Real smooth.

In other news, the brilliants running the DHS asylum apparently made the priceless decision to place CNN reporter Drew Griffin on the million-plus name "terror watchlist" after he did some investigative reporting critical of the TSA:

"'Coincidentally, this all began in May, shortly after I began a series of investigative reports critical of the TSA. Eleven flights now since May 19. On different airlines, my name pops up forcing me to go to the counter, show my identification, sometimes the agent has to make a call before I get my ticket,' Griffin reported. 'What does the TSA say? Nothing, at least nothing on camera. Over the phone a public affairs worker told me again I'm not on the watch list, and don't even think that someone in the TSA or anyone else is trying to get even.'"

Sure. Coincidence. Must have confused you with Drew bin Griffin, and only in the last two months or so. Our mistake.

One. Million. People. On the "watchlist". We'll all be on it sooner or later, and then what good will it be?

Feel any safer yet?

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