With the House voting 371 to 40 and the Senate 85 to 8, Congress approves the Homeland Security Bill. It is good that Congress actually passed something worthwhile, and all in one day. The reason it passed is for what was taken out of it. The unionizing of federal airport screeners.
At the threat of a veto from Bush, a provision by Democrats that would have extended union protection to 45,000 federal airport screeners was taken out. Whether or not airport screeners are union is of no concern to our security. It is just Democrats doing quid pro quo for their largest donor, big labor. Pretty much just politicizing an important bill.
Sorry to hear that you have become THE news item of the day. And even longer. No doubt the traffic on the blog has increased a bit. 🙂
If you’re like me, you don’t worry about things that you have no control over, so for me to say “don’t let it worry you” would not be necessary. You are on the right side of this issue from where I sit.
The whole brew ha ha in the media, with the parade of city managers, people with titles, subordinates of the city manager, does nothing if not justify your position and that of the good people in District 2. It is a win win. It’s a win from your position in the first place because you were honestly representing your constituents. And, it is validated by the fact that your opponents in this ‘mountain out of a molehill’ story seem to focus all their efforts attacking you while ignoring the problem. This sounds familiar.
To atone, I’d like to see a second parade of these same officials back in front of the camera for the sole purpose of addressing the concerns of the citizens with not a word about you. But I wouldn’t hold my breath for that to happen.