Tuesday, January 24, 2012
"Senator" Rand Paul tried to go on all the talking head shows to claim that he'd been detained by the TSA for refusing to submit to a pat-down. The pathetic moron when to to claim that the scanners are "rigged" to go off just I guess whenever.
The problem is that this is 100% bullshit! From Gawker:
Despite the most fervent wishes of the libertarian conservative corner of the internet, Paul was not seized by Barack Obama's Black Panther stormtroopers and tortured for information about the supposed "gold standard": he set off the body scanner (something in his knee, apparently), which requires a pat down; he refused the pat down, and was escorted out of the security area. He took another flight later. Inconvenient? Sure. Silly? Absolutely? But Rand Paul was not detained.