So the dead ringer for Mr Burns has been all over the media touting new body-scanning machines, and his point is a completely valid one. It would have been nice, though, for him to have acknowledged the following a little sooner, don't you think:

What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. The relationship drew attention after Chertoff disclosed it on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.

An airport passengers' rights group on Thursday criticized Chertoff, who left office less than a year ago, for using his former government credentials to advocate for a product that benefits his clients.

That's from the news section of the WaPo. Fred Hiatt's section ran an op-ed by Chertoff making the case today. It includes a disclosure.

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