To Profile, or Not to Profile

One reason Congress isn't popular is because it reeks of hypocrisy...and Jim McDermott stinks. Though we might disagree on issues, voters generally respect politicians who take principled stands.  McDermott seems to be principled, but on the issue of profiling, the emperor of Washington's 7th Congressional District has no clothes. McDermott requested that the FBI's "Faces of Global Terrorism" posters be removed from Seattle buses, arguing that they could cause racial and religious profiling.  The "faces" were of known terrorists from regions as disparate as the U.S., the Philippines, Malaysia, Africa, and Chechnya.  One could argue McDermott's point while respecting his position. But what deserves ridicule is his selective condemnation of profiling practices.  Indeed, where proven that it actually led to disparate treatment, such as the IRS's diabolical use of so-called "Be on the Lookout" (BOLO) lists, the eccentric liberal goes all wobbly.  Let's see...(Read Full Article)