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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Today's air travel in the United States.

Louisville, KY - Yesterday was a red a letter day. I flew from Tallahassee to Louisville yesterday and did not get the strip search and anal probe at the security check point. This is the first time since Sept. 11th the TSA felt me unworthy of the "special treatment." Obviously someone screwed up here.

But that small joy at being overlooked for the hand pat down and explosive sniffing machine is itself noteworthy. What have we come to when it is a treat to walk through the airport lines without getting treated like a criminal?


Increased and better screening for explosives is necessary - and Congress should fund it and TSA should implement it as quickly as possible - however that screening doesn't reduce the risk posed by a trained terrorist with an unconventional weapon.
- Dave Reichert

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