This is the most unreal story I have posted in a while, but after all of the other pat down stories this should not surprise any of us. And, in truth, it’s not that the TSA official did this … it’s that he admitted to why he did this. Transparency!
Big Hat Tip to Ed Morrissey on this one and I will include his best comment from his post in a minute, but first the story. A woman and her 17 year old son are going through the screening process at Albuquerque airport when the TSA screener decided Mom needed a closer inspection, so to speak. As Adrienne Durso of Carlsbad, California explains it they seemed to be spending an inordinate amount of time on her bosom. From KOB TV.
“Heavily concentrating on my breast area where I told her I had a mastectomy the year previous and in just seemed to go on and on,” said Durso.
She says she felt humiliated as the extensive pat-down happened in front of her 17 year old son and hundreds of other travelers.
“I felt as though I didn’t have any rights other than I had to stand there and let them do what they want to do to my body,” Durso continued.
She says she knew her rights had been violated so she asked to speak to a supervisor who she thought would help.
All the while her son stood by her side and couldn’t remain silent anymore
“My son, who I’m very proud of spoke up and said ‘I went through the metal detector and I did not get a pat-down’ to which the supervisor said ‘well you don’t have boobs’,” she said.
I think Ed Morrissey has the line of the year on this one.
Ah, the boobs exception to the 4th Amendment! Well, say no more. Thankfully, TSA will keep all of us safe from breasts while we fly the friendly skies.
Go to Hot Air and read his whole take on the story. Plus he has track backs to the entire story and the full video. But as he says, no excuses. She’s suing and well she should. Just file this one under TSA T&A.