I could see it in his eyes, the satisfied glow as the smoke from his cigarette curled around his flushed face.
“You were wonderful,” he whispered. “You can get on the plane, now.”
I gathered my clothes, slipping them on piece by piece as I headed toward the door.
But will he call me? I wondered.
Who knows? It might have lasted longer were it not for the unfortunate call, as if a voice from Heaven was intervening.
“Now boarding Flight 452 to Schenectady,” screamed the voice over our “moment.”
Oh sure, TSA scan porn is the biggest, latest fad on the InnerTubes but I don’t know what y’all are all worried about.
It’ll peter out.
TSA Director John Pistole (not making up that name) will face some hard questioning today on Capitol Hill when he goes before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
People seemed genuinely concerned that U.S. Federal Marshals in Orlando, Florida may have saved close to 35,000 images of X-ray naked travelers and a few of them may have been exposed.
The controversy is bringing together everyone from the religious right to Ralph Nadar. Even Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has weighed in on the issue – and you don’t argue with Sully when he issues a moral dictum. I mean, the man knows how to put down an inflamed cylindrical object into a soft, wet spot.
But never fear, conservatives in Congress know how to resolve the mess. U.S. Rep. Dan Mica, R-Florida, the incoming transportation committee chief in the House, says in a letter the answer is to turn over security operations at the nation’s airports to private companies.
Gee, what could go wrong?
Meanwhile, other members of Congress have bigger fish to fry.
Representative-Elect Andy Harris, R-MD, apparently got a little ticked off at orientation for new members on Tuesday when he discovered he wouldn’t get his Cadillac Congressional health insurance coverage until 28 days after he takes office in January.
Harris, you see, ran on a platform against national health care reform and universal coverage and got elected and now, by golly, he wants the coverage he wants to fight against everyone else getting!!
The 112th Congress has all the earmarks of great fun for the next two years…without the earmarks, of course.