WorldFamousPrivateEye Blog April 18, 2011
I really want to write a blog on some topic other than TSA, but they won’t let me. PLEASE, TSA, STOP BEING STUPID SO I CAN CRITICIZE SOMEONE ELSE.
Their latest public relations fiasco, if you managed to miss it, is the involuntary “pat down” of a skinny six year-old girl in the New Orleans airport last week. Watch the video here:
She definitely looked like she was hiding something. All six year-olds are guilty of something.
Words fail me. Stupid, moronic, senseless, ineffective and incompetent, all seem inadequate to describe the TSA, and most particularly its director John Pistole. He and he alone is responsible. (Okay, Janet Napolitano is to blame as well.) According to the TSA blog this example of child molesting was entirely consistent with agency policy:
“A video taken of one of our officers patting down a six year-old has attracted quite a bit of attention. Some folks are asking if the proper procedures were followed. Yes. TSA has reviewed the incident and the security officer in the video followed the current standard operating procedures.” - 4/13/11
Former Governor Jesse Ventura and some commercial pilots are suing TSA over the constitutionality of airport screening.
And, NJ State Senator Doherty considers the search of this child to be a sex crime.
HELLO TSA. You have gone too far. I said it months ago. Others have said it. You don’t get to abuse the trust that WE gave you. We gave it to you. We can take it away.
It is obvious there is only one solution, a complete dismantling of TSA starting at the top. Pistole should just go. Go away. And Secretary Napolitano, go back to Arizona. The two of you obviously cannot learn from your past mistakes. You are embarrassing.
But in the spirit of being fair and balanced, check out the TSA Puppy Program. Seriously, I could not make this stuff up.