There I was this morning, watching a Today segment about tougher new airport screening procedures. A clip rolled of Homeland Security honcho Janet Napolitano talking about the program when suddenly I said to myself: wait for a second! Who’s that standing behind Napolitano?
Darned if it wasn’t . . . Patrick Kennedy! You remember good old Rep. Kennedy: the fellow who a few years ago . . . shoved a 58-yr. old airport security screener when she tried to stop him from barging through without submitting his oversized bag to x-ray screening.
So what was Kennedy doing there? Then it clicked: Patrick must be Janet’s poster boy—Exhibit A of the kind of person, under the new plan, who will be subjected to extra screening, maybe even put on a no-fly list!
But no . . .
Turns out Napolitano announced the new program while in Rhode Island, touring areas ravaged by recent floods. Kennedy was there in his capacity as a local congressman. Should have known that one Dem would “posterize” another! Even so, you might have thought that Kennedy would have been smart enough to find a way to keep himself out a photo op about tougher airport security