TSA Exempts Politicians from Body Scans and Pat-Downs

Don’t like dealing with the TSA’s body scanners or pat-downs? Consider getting into politics. The Associated Press ?reports?:

Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.

Maybe Congress and the president would be more willing to rein in the TSA’s excesses if more of them actually had to endure them.

Apparently TSA head John Pistole goes through the same security that you and I do, for which he deserves praise. Though one does wonder why it hasn’t made him realize the absurdity of modern security theater.

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