Stewart Baker, who worked at the Department of Homeland Security as its first secretary of policy under President George W. Bush, suspects the new security protocols and the aggressive reaction of some passengers is hurting TSA morale.
"TSA has made a lot of progress in training its officers to be professional even in the face of unhappy passengers, but the latest protocols — and press coverage of the most inflammatory stories — have led to a much higher level of hostility," said Baker.
"Instead of making this Wednesday National Opt-Out Day in which a bunch of self-appointed guardians of liberty slow down the line for everyone by asking for pat-downs," said Baker, "maybe what we need is a day when everyone who goes through the line says, 'Thanks for what you do.' "
So,Stewie thinks we should thank the camp guards for their service, then shut the hell up and get on with the groping and the x-rated x-rays because all the mean talk is hurting TSA morale.
Um, no. National Opt Out day should be EVERY goddamn day, number one, and number two TSA agents need to be made aware they are working for the f-ing Gestapo and need to quit ASA-frickin'-P. Nobody should be doing that job, period. It is not a job that should be done, ever.
Some more food for TSA thought, Americans are the most well trained and well equipped sons of bitches on Earth. Americans have cellphone cameras, night vision gear, the Internet, YouTube, and all manner of whatnot at their personal disposal. And they are CRANKY at their government. Getting crankier by the day, too.
Time to hang up the rubber gloves, boys. I don't think Joe Sixpack is going to put up with this shit for long.