Just like you and me, only better. What's his motivation to clean up the TSA? But don't worry:
“Over the last 20 years, I have flown back and forth to my district on a commercial aircraft,” [Speaker-Of-The-House-To-Be] Boehner said at [a news conference after Election Day], “and I am going to continue to do that.”
And so on Friday, he did. But not without the perquisites of office, including avoiding those security pat-downs that many travelers are bracing for as holiday travel season approaches.
Well OK, then. Glad there's nothing going on here.
Michael Steel, a spokesman for the Republican leader, said in a statement that Mr. Boehner was not receiving special treatment. And a law enforcement official said that any member of Congress or administration official with a security detail is allowed to bypass security.
So do Speaker Boehner's two daughters have to get groped, or do the special rules for members of Congress apply to them, too? If not, there's no need to worry Mr. Speaker: the TSA has a new, child-friendly mascot. Pedo-Bear:
Hat tip: Dad via email.