The bullshit with the military surplus brass was bad enough. But stopping commercial pilots from carrying guns (assuming that’s what is happening…it’s a little fuzzy) is worse…not in its real effect, but because it’s so mind-numbingly petty. “Yes we can” trust somebody with 300 lives and a pricy plane full of jet fuel, but not with a gun?
The ‘Pugs either need to salvage their brand STAT, or step aside and let somebody else do the job. Because the whole DC lot needs to go in ’10. If not sooner.
UPDATE: I’d meant to link the milsurp brass story today, but lo, the DoD has backed off after being read the riot act by Montana’s two Democratic senators. I assume that made their protest more effective, but I really have to wonder if any Pugs had stepped up to the plate.
Mark Cunningham, a legislative affairs representative with the Defense Logistics Agency, explained in an e-mail last night to the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., that the Department of Defense had placed small arms cartridge cases on its list of sensitive munitions items as part of an overall effort to ensure national security is not jeopardized in the sale of any Defense property
This makes it sound like some low-level munchkin was trying to be logical and failing. I can think of little or no tactical advantage to a terrorist doing his own reloading. And if it was a low-level munchkin (which I doubt), he was currying political favor with his superiors.