Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Interview with a Fed
In April, Kip Hawley, the head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), invited me to Washington for a meeting. Despite some serious trepidation, I accepted. And it was a good meeting. Most of it was off the record, but he asked me how the TSA could overcome its negative image. I told him to be more transparent, and stop ducking the hard questions. He said that he wanted to do that. He did enjoy writing a guest blog post for Aviation Daily, but having a blog himself didn't work within the bureaucracy. What else could he do?
This interview, conducted in May and June via e-mail, was one of my suggestions.
Being a former Fed herself, Bunny often takes me to task for some of my more outrageous “anti-government” stances, and the difficulty faced by Federal law enforcement in protecting our country.
But … it's the TSA … security theater at it's finest! A target even easier than shooting fish in a barrel.
And to his credit, Kip Hawley even mentions as much in this interview, which I think is well worth reading.
(I had thought of titling this entry “Interview with a Vampire” but
thought that might be a bit too much. I would have done
“Interview with a
Vampire Fed” but adding HTML to the title would render
my RSS feed invalid. I only mention this because I
really liked the idea.)