Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Andrea Zinga backpedals on extra airport screening for 'Middle Eastern men'

I just saw this story on Rich Miller's Capital Fax Blog. According to the The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Andrea Zinga, Republican candidate in the Illinois 17th Congression District, said Monday that all Middle Eastern men should get secondary security screenings as they board airplanes.

However, Republican Andrea Zinga's campaign manager, Charlie Johnston, said later "that's not what she wanted to say." He said she really meant to say that there should be no threat of anti-discrimination legal action against airlines if the pre-screening system to identify problem passengers identifies more than three people from the same ethnic group.

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