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TSA pick renews call to make the job a 10-year term

By Ed O'Keefe

President Obama's nomination of FBI Deputy Director John S. Pistole to serve as head of the Transportation Security Administration revived calls to give the agency boss a 10-year term.

"I believe a a 10-year term for the administrator of TSA will help provide the agency with the qualified, long-term and independent leadership it needs at this time and strengthen our nation's security by ensuring stable leadership within the Department of Homeland Security," Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said in a letter sent Tuesday to President Obama (see the full letter posted below).

Wolf first called for the 10-year TSA term in January, suggesting Congress could replicate the FBI director's decade-long term that overlaps presidential administrations.

Though Wolf's idea has gone nowhere, maybe it's time to consider it seriously as the Senate gets ready to consider Obama's third TSA nominee.

Letter to President Obama from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.)

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 19, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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Comments


Actually a good idea, and takes the appointment away from the President and gives it to Congress.
The funny thing is, you don't see lines of people all running to get this type of Job??????

Posted by: TDickson1 | May 19, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Pistole was a key player in the FBI coverup of the Boston Whitey Bulger affair. The Boston FBI office collaborated with the mafia in the murders of over 20 people.
google pistole john connolly fbi

Posted by: mabumford | May 20, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

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