No pat downs for Boehner

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    Updated Representative John A. Boehner, soon to be the Speaker of the House, has pledged to fly commercial airlines back to his home district in Ohio. But that does not mean that he will be subjected to the hassles of ordinary passengers, including the controversial security pat-downs.

    As he left Washington on Friday, Mr. Boehner headed across the Potomac River to Reagan National Airport, which was bustling with afternoon travelers. But there was no waiting in line for Mr. Boehner, who was escorted around the metal detectors and body scanners, and taken directly to the gate.


    No Security Pat-Downs for Boehner - NYTimes.com
     
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    I'm surprisingly unconcerned.

    I give the orange one props for going commercial. I don't care if he goes through security or not. It would uselessly slow down the security line and has the potential to delay flights even more. He's not a security risk. Well, to the airplane at least.
     
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    You mean he didnt assault the TSA? Shocking!!!
     
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    Ya cause after all a member of the US House of Representatives is a real threat.

    By the way dumb ass, Democrats get the same privileges. As would any senior Government official.

    So lets get this right, shall we? He is going to take commercial flights at his own expense and you are complaining being his position in the Government means no sane security guard would suspect him of being a terrorist?

    Fucking priceless.
     
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    None for Obama either. Go figure.
     
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    At his own expense? Link?

    What right does he have that I don't have? Why am I looked at as a potential terrorist while he is not? Special treatment is special treatment.
     
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    No pat downs for LEOs, either.

    Shocking.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I would imagine it falls under the same codicil of laws that allow elected reps to blow through traffic laws while congress is in session. The intent behind which was to not slow down the business of government unnecessarily.

    Don't worry, Democrats take advantage of it too.
     
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    Do they...I remember when Ted Kennedy got hassled on five separate occasions because he was on the no fly list.
     
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    Might want to read the law. So if Obama flew coach he should get a pat down too?

    You are fucking insane.

    On his return trips to DC at the very least due to the law that states a sitting member of congress can not be impeded in anyway while going to Congress for congressional business......

    Once again RETARD, no senior Government official gets patted own, from ANY party. ANY democrat that flies commercial gets the EXACT same privilege. Of course that isn't liberal worth news right?
     

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