Friday, May 2, 2008

Plane sense

My, we’ve had our share of FAA news lately. All this talk of emergency reworks that grounded entire fleets for days at a time. Plus, the Southwest scandal where the inspectors aren’t doing their jobs. Not to mention the ATC safety problems.

Why, we’ve never seen anything like it.

Here’s a tip: The head of the FAA is an appointed position. It has a specified term of five years. Last September the term of Marion Blakey expired.

Since that time the agency has been led by an interim director; a man by the name of Robert Sturgell.

Congress has put a hold on Sturgell’s confirmation hearings until next year.

Now, isn’t it a coincidence that someone else will be in the White House by then? Maybe even a Democrat. Then THAT president can appoint someone else for the five year term.

Does this little tidbit put things in perspective?

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