THE PAT-DOWN PRESS



"Pat down or perish?" (Boston Globe). "TSA Uproar: That's the power of Drudge" (Hotair.com). "Invasion of the body scanners" (Boston Herald). "The Revolt Against TSA: It's the Election, Part 2" (Commentary Magazine). "TSA has met the enemy -- and they are us" (ABC News). "We just don't want to get naked for you, TSA" (Fox News). "The Gate Rape of America" (Canada Free Press). "Torches and pitchforks at airport security" (CBS News). "Keep your hands off my Constitution" (Jewish World Review). "Tell the TSA: 'Don't touch my junk', Here's how" (MSNBC).

"If you're asked to remove your clothing, you should ask for a supervisor or manager." (Advice to passengers from "Blogger Bob," nom de plume of a TSA staff blogger, offering an official response Monday to a cell-phone video of a boy "strip-searched by the TSA" at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Nov. 19

And now a word from the American Federation of Government Employees, the union for TSA workers, which is vexed that members are getting hollered at by irate passengers. "Like all Americans, transportation safety officers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. These men and women are the first line of defense against those who seek to harm this country," says union President John Gage. "It is unacceptable for any passenger to verbally or physically assault any security officers, and TSA must act now -- before the Thanksgiving rush -- to ensure that the officers are not being left to fend for themselves."


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