Texas Governor Rick Perry Hears The Wind Blowing

Houston Chronicle Photo - Rick Perry

Houston Chronicle Photo - Rick Perry

In his typical “finger to the wind” decision making methodology, Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided to add the TSA Anti-Groping bill to the current special legislative session agenda.  The Houston Chronicle issued the following:

Gov. Rick Perry announced he had added legislation that would make it illegal for TSA agents to engage in “intrusive touching” at airports security checkpoints without probable cause to the list of items for the legislature to consider during the special session.

The measure had previously failed to muster enough support in the Texas Senate to come up for a vote because the Justice Department wrote a scathing memo against the bill, which threatened legal action against the state, and the measure became enmeshed in Senate politics.  Read more…

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