Monica Emmerson: "First, they came for the sippy cups ...
So Monica Emmerson tried traveling with a child whose sippy cup held too much water (and, horrors! not "nursery water or bottled water" either, but just plain water). Apparently some TSA supervisor at Reagan National (and it galls my soul to type that) took exception -- and the rest is the stuff of Oprah/Springer marathons.
What I want to know is, why hasn't St. Rush of the Limp Bough weighed in on the side of the oh-so-holy Transportation Security Agency? Where are the valiant defenders of airport security?
it's like this:
all the bloviating in the world won't change the fact: a grownup in a uniform took a child's drink away just to prove the TSA is always vigilant, and no proto-terrist tot can smuggle unauthorized H20 onto an airplane in the US of A, by George -- we don't tolerate that kind of behavior.
What really fills me with revulsion, though, is the huge number of ordinary citizens who want the woman hanged, deprived of her children, sterilized, or otherwise punished for "thinking she's above the rules."
If they can apply that logic to one mom with one kid trying to get on one plane, why in the name of the seven bald steers can't they apply the same logic to W?