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Poll Shows J. Edgar Hoover Favored for Name of New FBI Headquarters

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Although former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover has long been accused of racism and illegal wiretaps, an online poll shows that respondents believe the new bureau’s headquarters should be named after him.

The poll by Federal Times found that more than 31% favored Hoover, while 27% didn’t want to name the building.

The third-place vote went to FBI Agent Edwin C. Shanahan, the first agent killed in the line of duty in 1925. Fictional FBI Agent Fox Mulder came in fourth with 15% of the vote.

The bureau’s headquarters was named after Hoover following his death in 1972.

The FBI is looking for a new headquarters, which may mean a new name for the building.

Secret Service Says Kid Posted Obama Assassination Poll on Facebook

facebook1By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The person who posted a poll on the ever-popular Facebook social network last week asking whether President Obama should be assassinated is a kid.

Bloomberg news reports that the Secret Service determined that the juvenile doesn’t pose a threat.

The news service, attributing the information to Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan, said agents interviewed the youth and the parents, but declined to reveal names.

“We’re characterizing it as a mistake,” Donovan told Bloomberg. “We don’t have the luxury of discounting threats. We need to run every single referral out, and that’s what we do.”

Current ticklethewire.com Poll: Who has Been a Better FBI Director?

I invite more of you to vote on the current ticklethewire.com poll (to the right): Who has been the better director of the FBI?

Louis Freeh

Louis Freeh

Robert Mueller III

Robert Mueller

Louis Freeh or Robert Mueller III. The voting has been has been neck-and-neck. The poll will close on Friday at midnight.

Allan Lengel

editor/ticklethewire.com