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1/11/11

Rep. Clyburn Miffed That TSA Treats Congressmen "Like Everyone Else".

Democratic Representative James Clyburn complained on Fox News Sunday that, “We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,”. What an outrage! How dare the Transportation Security Administration treat our exalted leaders the same way they treat the rest of us peons? 

Sure, “everybody else” should be subjected to virtual strip searches or invasive pat-downs of private parts, but not politicians! Rep. Clyburn went on to explain, “the place where we [congressmen] feel the most ill at ease is going through airports.” At this point, doesn't most of America?! What makes congress above everyone else? “Well, the fact of the matter is, we are held to a higher standard in so many other areas, and I think we need to take a hard look at exactly how the TSA interact with members of Congress.” A 'higher standard'? Really? Might I direct your attention to Charlie Rangel and how he was held to a higher standard.

We might as well give them new titles because the last thing they do is 'Represent' any of us.  Find the story here.