Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.
Aviation security officials would not name those who can skip the controversial screening [Ed.: I can, your betters, peons.], but other officials said those VIPs range from top officials like Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and FBI Director Robert Mueller to congressional leaders like incoming House Speaker John Boehner, who avoided security before a recent flight from Washington’s Reagan National Airport.
...while passengers have no choice but to submit to either the detector or what some complain is an intrusive pat-down [Ed.: what percentage of Americans feel having their junk touched is "intrusive"? That percentage will give you an approximation of the spin integrated into this AP "news story"], senior government officials can opt out if they fly accompanied by government security guards approved by the TSA.
Psst! Don't ask why the TSA can't automatically identify Eagle Scouts, grandmothers from Duluth, long-time frequent fliers and the American Legion baseball team from Kansas.
That question will only confuse and enrage Democrats who seem to enjoy ripping apart the fabric of society at your expense.