BASICALLY I’ll JUST GIVE YOU THE HIGHLIGHT REEL below, or better yet, just skip directly to Jason Edward Harrington’s confessional over at Politico.
Most of the absurdities Harrington describes, like viewing bodies “of overweight people, their every fold and dimple on full awful display,” aren’t all that surprising:
I confiscated jars of homemade apple butter on the pretense that they could pose threats to national security. I was even required to confiscate nail clippers from airline pilots—the implied logic being that pilots could use the nail clippers to hijack the very planes they were flying.
Nor is the fact that the original scanners were total failures: