When will Americans learns that elected Tea Party officials are allowed to be governed by a completely different set of rules than us everyday Americans? I want to know what kind of Tea the Party is brewing and who is drinking it. All Rand Paul had to do was get through security at the Airport in Nashville.
Apparently a millimeter wave scanner detected an “anomaly” in the area of his knee, according to Senator Paul, and TSA agents then said he’d have to undergo a full-body pat-down. Paul said he wouldn’t submit to such a search and offered to show agents his knee, instead. They said that wouldn’t suffice. There are rules in place (however excessive we might find them) to protect all passengers, even senators. as aTSA representative observed:
Passengers who refuse to complete the screening process cannot be granted access to the secure area in order to ensure the safety of others traveling.
But of course Sen. Paul feels there are separate but equal rules that his position entitles him to apply. Yes, Plessy V. Ferguson is alive and well. How sad that our poor old, sad old, dear old Rand was treated like any average American at the airport. I’m sure his unpleasant and bitter brew of tea at the airport will only give him the stamina he needs to go forward and strip away the 14th amendment to block folk from voting. After that, Rand can finally conquer and put a stop to the unstoppable Gay Agenda. Then he can get on to the business he was headed to Washington for when he ran afoul of the TSA, stopping women and ensuring they can’t be trusted with choices around their own bodies. He is kind of like a Papa Stalin.