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I knew it might be trouble the moment I read on Gawker over the weekend that House Speaker-designate John Boehner had "bypassed" airport security at National in Washington. He walked past the TSA checkpoint with his armed security detail. It's not that anyone wishes he'd be as hassled like the rest of us (okay, some people probably do). The problem is: He's a lawmaker. TSA/Department of Homeland Security issues come before him. He should know, firsthand (you'll pardon the pun) what the rest of us go through at the airport. There are layers of Government types, from the President on down, who are exempt from airport screening. They say they understand what the American flying public is going through, but they don't. They can't. My guess is, this issue will start to pick up some traction.

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