One thing Americans hate is politicians who demand special privileges, just because they’re politicians.
Around Washington, you see it all the time: Politicians who can park anywhere, without getting a ticket; who cut to the head of the line at ballgames; who sit in first class while the rest of us fly coach; who get the best tables and never have to wait at restaurants.
Now add Rand Paul to the list: He thinks he should be able to get on a plane without going through TSA.
Yesterday, Senator Paul, on his way back to Washington, set off a metal detector at the Nashville airport – and was asked by TSA to step aside, as anybody else would be, for a pat-down. He refused. TSA agents called local police, who escorted the Senator away from the area. And soon Paul and his father put out statements denouncing America’s “police state.”
Poor baby! And he expects us to feel sorry for him.
Look, TSA is there for a good reason. Remember September 11? I don’t care WHO he is. If he can’t pass security and won’t cooperate with TSA, he shouldn’t be allowed on a plane. No exceptions.
If Senator Paul doesn’t like it, he can drive to Washington. Or walk.
That’s my parting shot for today.