I read with great interest your Nov. 12 editorial “T&A; at the TSA” (Comment & Analysis) and want to share my recent encounters with screenings at both Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport.
I am 73 years old, have two artificial knees, wear braces for bad ankles and walk with a cane. At both airports in September, I was put through the full-body scanner and then intrusively patted down afterwards. It seems to me that one or the other type of screening would have sufficed.
On both occasions, I had to wait for a female official to be found to pat me down. I don’t know why, but my belt had to be turned inside out and my stomach exposed after I have been thoroughly X-rayed. The whole affair needs more common sense.
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
By Susan Crabtree - The Washington Times
President Obama forgot to return the salute of a U.S. Marine while boarding Marine One Friday morning, then came back out to shake the Marine’s hand, according to a tweet by CBS News’ Mark Knoller.