I can certainly see that there should be no scrutiny whatsoever of that exemplary program making us all safe, the TSA. Afterall, I feel much better knowing that they have had an 8 year old Cub Scout on their terror watchlist pretty much from the time he was born.
Michael Winston Hicks’s mother initially sensed trouble when he was a baby and she could not get a seat for him on their flight to Florida at an airport kiosk; airline officials explained that his name “was on the list,” she recalled.
The first time he was patted down, at Newark Liberty International Airport, Mikey was 2. He cried.
After years of long delays and waits for supervisors at every airport ticket counter, this year’s vacation to the Bahamas badly shook up the family. Mikey was frisked on the way there, then more aggressively on the way home.
“Up your arms, down your arms, up your crotch — someone is patting your 8-year-old down like he’s a criminal,” Mrs. Hicks recounted. “A terrorist can blow his underwear up and they don’t catch him. But my 8-year-old can’t walk through security without being frisked.”
But the best part about this government “success” story? They continue to lie about it.
“Meet Mikey Hicks,” said Najlah Feanny Hicks, introducing her 8-year-old son, a New Jersey Cub Scout and frequent traveler who has seldom boarded a plane without a hassle because he shares the name of a suspicious person. “It’s not a myth.”
I don’t know. I still don’t feel safer with the Keystone Kops on the case, even if they are majoring in Kwality with a capital “K”. Maybe they should add some Brownie Scouts and a few ladies of the Red Hat Society to their list of those singled out for special scrutiny. Can’t ever be too careful, you know.