Columnist Peggy Noonan had an excellent column last Saturday in which she opined that the President is in a bubble and needs a "Special Assistant for Reality" to set him straight. Noonan provides some excellent insight into why Americans are rebelling against the TSA screenings--"it's not the inconvenience, it's the humiliation."
Noonan also takes on Janet Napolitano. Those of us who know Napolitano are not surprised that the TSA is both authoritarian and tone deaf--those two traits marked her 6 year reign over Arizona--but now the rest of the country is starting to chaffe under the rule of this woman as well. Noonan concludes the column with this mock exchange between the Special Assistant for Reality and the President.
President:Janet Napolitano won't like it. Drudge is always after her. He'll get all "Big Sis Bows Now." She might quit.
SAR: Oh God, yes. A twofer!
President: I'd look like I got rolled.
SAR: Then look strong. Fire her. She's been a disaster from day one. Now she's the face of the debacle.
President: Won't they think I'm weak?
SAR: No. They'll think you returned to Planet Earth. They'll think ground control broke through to Major Tom. They'll think you took a step outside the bubble.