Stupid TSA prank should remind everyone: good thing they're not unionized 

You may have read about the Philadelphia TSA worker who scared the hell out of an unuspecting 22-year-old passenger by planting a bag of white powder in her carry-on bag.

Luckily, he's already been fired.

But if TSA was unionized, as President Obama has hinted he wants, then this worker would still be drawing a paycheck, probably awaiting litigation over whether TSA can even punish him.

After all, the union for Customs and Border Patrol employees has successfully defended people who sleep on the job, fail the firearms test, and get into off-duty fights. What makes you think they can't protect employees' right to have a little fun on the job at the airport, too?

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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