“Careless missteps such as this jeopardize the public trust and D.H.S.’ ability to deploy a much-needed, new system,” Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, wrote on Friday to Secretary Michael Chertoff of the Department of Homeland Security.
Three times is not ‘careless missteps,’ Senator. It’s TSA learning that they can get away with it. They’re the result of small violations going unpunished. So my question is not really “What do you have to do to get fired here,” but “How many laws do you need to break to get fired here?”