The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal.com’s “Best of the Web” written by the editor, James Taranto.
Try Not to Think of an Elephant Groping You
The Transportation Security Administration has a program called TSA Precheck. For an $85 fee, those who pass a background check get faster security lines and exemption from some of the tiresome rules, such as doffing shoes and removing laptops from bags. But The Wall Street Journal reports the TSA is having trouble marketing the program. This quote from the delightfully named TSA chief, John Pistole, helps illustrate why:
“I want passengers, when they think of TSA, to think of something positive instead of patting down 95-year-old grannies or taking teddy bears away from children,” said Mr. Pistole.
We hadn’t thought about old ladies getting patted down or kids having their toys confiscated in ages–until Pistole reminded us of them.
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