TSA Nominee Withdraws

In other news, the Washington Post reports that Transportation Security Administration nominee Erroll Southers has withdrawn his name from consideration.  I assume the next nominee will not have violated the federal Privacy Act nor provide false testimony to the Senate Government Affairs Committee.  I think Radley Balko would also like the next nominee to replace the official TSA blogger.

Note: I don’t expect every nominee to have a spotless record.  We’re all human.  Nonetheless, some transgressions should disqualify individuals from certain types of jobs, even if not from high-level government positions generally.  Furthermore, I think it is reasonable to expect nominees to be truthful and forthcoming about their past transgressions, and not to submit false or misleading affidavits.  A particularly exacting standard this is not.