Opting out of Nat'l Opt-Out Day

Allison Gibbs holds up a sign in protest to what some are calling unnecessarily intrusive security screenings by the Transportation Security Administration at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
November 24, 2010 4:42:51 PM PST
Wednesday was the much touted National Opt-Out Day for people who want to protest the TSA's new security measures.

The plan was to opt out of the full-body scan and to request only the pat-down, which takes significantly longer and would slow down the lines for everyone.

Well so far, National Opt-Out Day has turned into "a few disgruntled and annoyed flyers day." Reports from the busiest airports are that security lines are moving quickly and without incident, with only a few isolated cases of protestors, a number too small to even cause a minor inconvenience.

An interesting angle to the TSA controversy is germs. Yes, now we need to worry about germs when going through the pat-down.

Question of the Day: Should TSA inspectors have to change gloves after every pat-down?


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