Napolitano: TSA agents should play passenger advocate

In her continuing quest to turn George Orwell’s fictional Animal Farm into reality, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano proposed on Capitol Hill this week that the TSA passenger advocates first suggested by Senator Susan Collins of Maine actually be ordinary TSA agents who are “cross-trained” to fulfill both roles.

Yes, my friends, that means that the person sticking his/her hands down your pants one day will supposedly be advocating on your behalf when another TSA agent does it the next.

Fox guarding the hen house much?

And our esteemed members of the Senate Judiciary Committee listened to this proposal with straight faces. Indeed, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York had this to say:

I like the TSA and think they do a good job.

Clearly, he hasn’t spoken lately to his colleague Rep. Francisco Canseco of Texas.

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