8/19/04

Kennedy Can't Fly

One of the most recognizable US Senators -- perhaps recognizable throughout much of the world, Senator Edward Kennedy, had trouble boarding his flight from DC to Boston, and then when he tried to return. He was on the "no fly" list ("in error," the AP report indicates).

Homeland secuity is important. But we don't want to leave our brains at the door. True, the Senator might be a terrorist. But, if I'm a ticket agent in Washington, I think maybe I'd have read about it or seen it reported, at least on Fox News or CNN. Do you agree? Or do we toss out common sense for the sake of security?

See the report at Yahoo. (If the link is broken, search for the headline: Error Puts Kennedy on Airline No-Fly List.)

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