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Waiting For The Next Shoe Panty To Drop

As anyone who travels by airplane knows, the consequences for the flying public after the attempt by Richard Reid to blow up a plane with explosives in his shoe were that all passengers had to remove their shoes while going through airport security.

Now that terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a plane with 80 grams of the explosive PETN in his underwear, it would seem that all passengers from here on out would have to remove their underwear while going through the rigorous screening process at our airports.

I have no doubt that as I write this, Janet Napolitano, the clueless head of Homeland Security who claimed on the Sunday talk show circuit following the foiled attempt to blow up Northwest flight 253 that the 'system worked,' is trying to decide if we should have to take off our underwear at airport security checkpoints before boarding a plane.

If they don't make us take off our underwear as we go through airport security from now on we should be able to keep our shoes on as well.

Otherwise, the removal of shoes at airports is nothing more than harassment of the traveling public.

Posted by Rick | December 28, 2009 03:04 PM

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