June 25th, 2010
11:22 AM ET
13 years ago

Senate confirms TSA nominee

Washington (CNN) - The Senate has confirmed John Pistole as head of the Transportation Security Administration. Pistole was Obama's third nominee for the post.

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  1. GI Joe

    I think some of the GObP group might be getting a little scared this close to an election.

    I know Burr of NC has said NO to everything, and has a rather cocky "I'll follow turtle-face off the cliff" attitude (turtle-face isn't up for election this year, but Burr is, and he's NOT the favored one to win).

    The GObP group has held up the business of the people about 18 months too long. When one party vows to bring down an entire country in order to get rid of one man, it's time to get rid of that party.

    June 25, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. snow

    Seems this administration cannot keep the rats from deserting their sinking ship. Thats what you get when you nominate tax cheats, etc.

    June 25, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  3. Stacie

    Please Republicans, stop playing politics with these positions. We need them to keep American safe! I find it shameful, but not suprising from the group that puts party before country!!!!

    June 25, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is about time. For one senator to hold this process up because the nominee might allow unionization of the TSA employees hurts us. I don't care if they are unionized or not. I want the job done!

    June 25, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Another minority almost thwarted by the GOP...but dont worry I'm sure they will find something "communist" about him soon.

    June 25, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. PalmReader

    Hmmm. For a year and a half, the GOPers have done everything possible to bring down our president. It's starting to look more and more as if it is the RIGHT - not the LEFT - who expected MIRACLES from this man whom we elected our president.

    How utterly foolish and immature the GOP has become. Quite embarrassing, actually . . .

    June 25, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  7. Slick William

    Jane June 25th, 2010 12:02 pm ET

    Guess what. If Republicans are voted into office in November, we will not get more regulation of Wall Street, but less. The lack of regulation is why our economy reached the point of disaster that it already has.
    The reason we are at where we are at is due to the political corruption that is now driving our system. It is not the lack of regulation that has driven us to the brink, it is the lack of enforcement by Federal employees that are tasked with regulatory compliance. It is the corrupt bought off politicians like Dodd and Frank that legislate long term economic disastrous policies. The SEC and Madoff are a prime example as is the Oil disaster and the Department of Minerals and Mining, there is no liability and no accountability in a government job, period . Lawyers like to legislate they do not like to enforce...Both Parties are controlled by the Special interest groups and that is who their masters are, not us. Our problem is not due to lack of regulation. WTFU!

    June 25, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. Pkm

    The gop will have to buy a lot of tissue and ex lax in november

    June 25, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  9. Randall in Torrance, CA - Good to see the Republicans out-of-power and another Obama nominee get appointed

    Obama is truly a great and wise leader unlike Jarge Bush who led the cahrge against the wrong country in repsonse to the 9/11 attacks. Bush didn't care that we were attacked. In fact he was obviuosly upset he didn't get to finsih story time at the public secondary school he was visting at the time of the attacks. Take a look at the footage of when his Chief of Staff bent over to whisper in his ear, "We're under attack." Bush sat there for minutes with a look of disbelief on his face not because we were under attack, but because that meant he would'n't get to hear the end of the nursery book story.

    Obama is light years wiser and more intelligent than Bush could possibly ever hope to be. I met and talked with Obama in 2006 when he was a Senator during a Georgetown University seminar I was attending. Obama is down to earth, very funny, personable and posses all the attributes required to be a leader. Bush was the opposite and seriously unqualified to even be a tourest at the White House.

    God Bless the Obama administration and God Bless America.

    June 25, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. Wisconsinite - the GObP Loves Big Oil, But Hates Suffering Americans

    Ooooh are the GObP finally going to start acting like their earning their salaries??!!

    June 25, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  11. NC

    To GI Joe: I agree with you 100%. As for Burr he has done nothing to represent the people of NC. We are all supporting our Secretary of State Elaine Marshall who is running against Burr. She has worked hard for us for many years and cares about us. As for Burr it is too little too late.

    June 25, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. ehwilson429

    great name.

    does this mean that TSA agents will be able
    to pull pistols on passengers now.

    June 25, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  13. Pansy Cloos

    GI Joe
    When one party vows to bring down an entire country in order to get rid of one man, it's time to get rid of that party.

    You are exactly right.....
    The party of no has clearly demonstrated their are no depths to which they are unwilling to go...they are despicable.

    June 25, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |