Smart Republicans (both of them!) will send a thank you note to Janet Napolitano. After all, the script for the next election cycle has already been written:
C'mon, guys - if you can't win this fight, you really are the Stupid Party. After all, most people like their kid's teachers, and Chris Christie is still effectively taking on the Teacher's Union. And teachers don't do this to your kids:
Nobody likes the TSA screeners. They're not teachers. Just to be absolutely clear, we know this because teachers don't do this to kids:
"You know why we're doing this."
If you guys can't win this, then you deserve to lose the election. Helpful hint: Google reports almost 3 Million hits for the search string "TSA abuse". There's even a blog devoted to the subject.
No need to thank me, it's all part of the service.