Per Karl Rove:
At what point do we put political correctness behind own safety?
Maybe we should ask Jim DeMint (R-S.C.),
[T]here’s a reason that the Transportation Security Administration is without a permanent head, and that reason’s name is Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. DeMint has a hold on the nomination of Erroll Southers, one he put on because he’s concerned that the administration will allow security screeners to use collective bargaining procedures.
Or his staff:
This is an important debate because many Americans don’t want someone running the TSA who stands ready to give union bosses the power to veto or delay future security measures at our airports.
Clearly, if anyone’s going to be delaying the implementation of safety measures, it should be congressional Republicans. Apparently, for fundamentalist conservatives, “unionizing” clocks in somewhere ahead of “terrorism” on the parade of horribles.