Last week, Yukari Miyamae, the woman accused of grabbing and twisting the breast of a TSA agent in Phoenix, finally told her side of the incident after a felony sexual assault charge was dropped. Her explanation of what she termed an enormous overreaction prompted the following from one reader who's had it with the TSA.
If the TSA were made to wear clown outfits while doing these searches (because that's what they are... clowns), I'm sure there would be much less animosity at airports towards the security agents. They would be made to feel like fools (which they are), and we would be able to see them for what they are (idiots in clown costumes). That said, I want to make it clear that it is not my intention to insult the hardworking people in the birthday or circus clown industries. Very few would actually want to consider themselves below a TSA agent. That's reaching the bottom of the barrel. It's lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut.
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