Sunday, October 01, 2006

Don't look now, but Kip Hawley is an idiot

While the S.S. Rep. Mark Foley (ship registry R-FL) is going down and sucking a bunch of GOPers with it (thank God), moments of levity are sorely needed.

Fortunately, the TSA steps up to the plate.

Ryan Bird was just trying to fly out of Milwaukee to somewhere else and a plastic bag holding his toiletries case miffed some security personnel. On the bag was written "KIP HAWLEY IS AN IDIOT."

He was detained 25 minutes until security personnel concluded the statement was not at threat. The obtuseness of TSA was further exemplified by a TSA spokeswoman who said it was inappropriate to joke about Kip Hawley - it's like inappropriately joking about bombs. And she added that he was only detained a few minutes. Sure, because travellers have nothing but spare time at the airport.

Ryan Bird's original posting can be found here. And it is really funny.

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