"As we have with his predecessors, AOPA will reach out to this
new chief of an agency that has an inordinate amount of influence
on general aviation activities and educate him on the realities of
GA. This quick announcement means there will be no leadership gap
at TSA. We hope he'll be in the job long enough to understand all
of the issues and have a positive influence."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer on the Bush
administration's selection of consultant Edmund "Kip" Hawley to
lead the TSA.