Tuesday, September 27, 2005

And now, going live to our embedded reporter, Sr. Glenn Anne McPhee

Sr. Glenn Anne McPhee OP is the secretary for education for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She's also on the government's no-fly list.

From the AP story:
"This was the beginning of nine months of hell," McPhee said.

If anyone can report authoritatively on hell, it's going to be a Dominican nun. They're the ones that ran the Inquisition, so they recognize beastly treatment.

Continuing from the article:
Before flying back to Washington, D.C., McPhee called a family connection who works at an airline and who had access to the watch lists provided by the government to the airlines.

Sister McPhee was being stopped because the list said that an Afghani man was using the last name McPhee as an alias. The list had no first name for him, and the intensive checks would continue until she cleared her name with the ombudsman at the Transportation Security Administration, according to this family connection.

Well, there you have it. An Afghani man, going by the name McPhee and impersonating a Dominican nun, is threatening our skies.

One last thing: acerbic comments are not appreciated by the police. Sr. Glenn Anne McPhee reports:

"I said something to the effect that 'If this were Northern Ireland, I would understand,'" McPhee said. "And the police officer said, 'Ma'am, I'll pretend I didn't hear that, or otherwise I would have to arrest you.' After that, I didn't say anything."

Why, if we had Stormont open, we'd do something about that!

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