DoomsDayAlpaca said*A quick lesson in irony* Rand Paul claims he was "detained" by TSA agents for refusing a full body pat down, calling it government intrusion and an attack on his civil liberties...bitch was on his way to a freaking anti-choice rally *irony*
He wasn't even detained!
Yeah, he was never detained, that's a PR fantasy from his staff and right-wing media. He was just denied clearance through the security point, because he refused to comply with a pat-down after the scanner alerted.
So if a scanner alerts for a terrorist, and the terrorist refuses a pat-down, does TSA just cave and let him through anyway? Where's our security then?
I've been patted-down, just because I had a 1-way ticket bought the day before for a Veterans Administration exam in a different State. The fucking US government bought my ticket, it was coded that way, and I still got pulled aside because I met some risk profile they have for 1-way tickets bought just before the flight. OK, it didn't hurt me, and I felt a lot more secure on that plane knowing they were checking to that degree.
Rand Paul is an idiot, and if we followed his policies our planes would once again be crashing into skyscrapers. Which would promptly be blamed by the right-wing on President Obama. The same right-wing that gave Bush a total pass on 9/11. It's sickening, and totally politcal.