Go, ahead, please – touch my junk!
Look, nobody’s been a bigger critic of TSA than I have. Long before 9/11, but especially after.
I fly a lot, I observe the rules, even though I think many of them are unnecessary and duplicative, if not stupid. But I refuse to buy into the media hysteria about new pat-downs.
This whole hullaballoo is a phony issue, invented by the Drudge Report, fueled by Fox and the right-wing blogs – and, shamefully, picked up by the mainstream media. Just like ACORN. Just like Obama’s birth certificate. Just like Sarah Palin.
Look. Passengers have a choice. The can go through the scanner, which is no more dangerous than a cell phone. Or they can opt for the full-body pat down. It’s their choice.
And if they choose the pat down? I’ve been there, literally, hundreds of times. Believe me, it’s no big deal. TSA agents do not grope anybody. And they use the backs of their hands when they get to sensitive areas.
If you’re still not happy, guess what? You have one other choice: take the train, drive your car, ride your bike, walk, or swim. Nobody’s forcing you to fly.
That’s my parting shot for today.