I travelled to and from Atlanta last week with my good friend Jim Hamilton. When we arrived back in Louisville yesterday, there was a reporter waiting at the security check-point. He wanted to interview us about our experience with the new TSA security procedures (video above, text version here). In short, he wanted to know if we had been through a full body scanner or had been patted down. Neither of us went through a scanner, but I did get patted down in Atlanta. For some reason, the reporter missed that detail and reported that none of the travelers he interviewed had been patted down. That was incorrect. I was.
In the interview above, I’m fairly untroubled by the new procedures, but then again the pat down I received was all above the waist. I might feel differently if I had to undergo the invasive search that I’ve seen in some of the pictures on television. In the comments section below, I’ll be interested to read how you feel about the new measures.