Mar 172011
 March 17, 2011  Posted by  Surveillance

Stewart Baker writes:

testified yesterday at a government oversight hearing on TSA.  It was a through-the-looking-glass experience for anyone whose memory extends back to, well, 2007.  That’s because the Republican members mostly lined up to bash whole body imagers and talk about privacy while the Democrats mostly spoke about the importance of air passenger security.  Government Oversight chairman Issa and subcommittee chairman Chaffetz were particularly vocal in scorning TSA’s current approach. This is reminiscent of the “big switch” on privacy in the late Clinton years, when Republicans began attacking the Clinton administration on civil liberties grounds.

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