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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Sean: “Have We Lost Our Collective Minds?”
Horror stories about the new TSA screening procedures continue to leak out in the press. The latest and most shocking thus far involves a cancer-surviving stewardess who was forced to remove her prosthetic breast during a pat-down. Cathy Bossi, who has been working as a flight attendant for 32 years, was asked to go through a new full body scanner even though she didn’t want the added radiation through her body. After the scan, Bossi was asked to go to a private room where she was asked to show her prosthetic breast. "I did not take the name of the person at the time because it was just so horrific of an experience, I couldn't believe someone had done that to me. I'm a flight attendant. I was just trying to get to work,” Bossi said. “What’s next?” an incredulous Sean asked dumbfounded. “Are we going to have full cavity searches next? Have we lost our collective minds?” Yet Vice Pr esident Joe Biden today defended the new pat-down technique, calling it a "necessary policy." Biden said that “unless there's a new technology that comes along pretty quickly, I think it's — I think it's a necessary policy." For the latest, check out Fox News.

Is The Government Protecting Your Rights?
Sean was joined by Attorney Diana Lipsig and Tamara Holder to discuss the latest TSA search policies. “So tell me why we need this when Israel doesn’t,” Sean said as he came out swinging on Friday. Lipsig, who believes that flying is a privilege and not a right, countered, “Being scanned is better than having a plane explode in mid-air.” Not liking that answer, Hannity countered, “Nobody wants a plane to explode but the Israelis haven’t had a plane explode in mid-air and they use enhanced scanning techniques, perhaps we should do that before we start taking away people’s civil rights.” Holder added her thoughts saying, “The goal is to identify a terrorist and you can’t profile every Middle Eastern last name.” It’s true that it would be difficult and time consuming to evaluate standards to profile dangerous passengers but if Israel can find a way to do it, we should be ab le to as well.

Senator Joe Lieberman
Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman stopped by the show to discuss life in his world. “Let me get your take on this last election,” began Hannity, “What did it say to you?” Lieberman quickly answered,” There’s clearly a perception that government is getting too big and that politicians in Washington forgot the people who sent them there.” Senator Lieberman continued by reflecting on the Tea Party,” As somebody who was elected as an independent, I think they are genuinely independent and they want better government.” It’s refreshing to hear from a truly independent voice in Washington. It would be nice if other Washington politicians would follow suit.

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Joe Lieberman

Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. First elected to the Senate in 1988, Lieberman was elected to a fourth term on November 7, 2006. In the 2000 United States presidential election, Lieberman was the Democratic nominee for Vice President, running with presidential nominee Al Gore, becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party presidential ticket. The Gore–Lieberman ticket won the popular vote but ultimately failed to gain the electoral votes needed to win the controversial election. Lieberman ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate while he was also Gore's running mate, and he was re-elected by the voters of Connecticut. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2004 presidential election.