Keep Your Pants On

Keep Your Pants On

Abby Zimet

Tough choices for those stuck in airport lines today: You can join National Opt Out
Day, siding with the 61% of Americans opposed to the new porno scanners
and governmental gropers. Or you can go along, for the sake of getting
from here to there. Either way, keep in mind who's getting rich here:
a host of military and security lobbyists, manufacturers and
consultants, most notably former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, who's raking it in while, says one critic, "scaring the pants off" us. Good luck.

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