That was easy for them:

President Obama’s nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration, Erroll Southers, withdrew his name on Wednesday, saying that Republicans had politicized the appointment. The withdrawal was a setback for Mr. Obama’s efforts to allay concerns about airline security after several highly publicized breaches.

"It is clear that my nomination has become a lightning rod for those who have chosen to push a political agenda at the risk of the safety and security of the American people," Mr. Southers, a former F.B.I. agent, said in a statement. "This partisan climate is unacceptable, and I refuse to allow myself to remain part of their dialogue."

So all Republicans have to do is politicize an appointment and Obama's nominee goes fleeing? Republicans at least muscle their guys through.