Thursday, March 23, 2006
Lax Security on Capitol Hill
This morning I went to see a friend who I haven't seen for 14 years. He works for the US Government in a building on Capitol Hill. I expected the security to be extremely tight. I walked into the building, placed my bag on the X ray machine and then asked the female security attendant if she could ring through to tell him I had arrived. "Oh no," she replied. "I don't have a staff directory. Just go on up." So up I went. Not that I had a clue which room he was in. The Department of Homeland Security could start by making its own government buildings a little more secure!