Utterly Meaningless » Blog Archive » OT: TERRORIST OR SENATOR?

    Filed at 6:54 am under by dcobranchi

    You make the call.

    Tom Ridge is hard at work keeping the skies safe from old, liberal Senators. It seems that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy happens to coincidentally share his name with a terrorism suspect. On multiple occasions, TSA agents have refused to allow him to fly.

    Instead of acknowledging the craggy-faced, silver-haired septuagenarian as the Congressional leader whose face has flashed across the nation’s television sets for decades, the airline agents acted as if they had stumbled across a fanatic who might blow up an American airplane. Mr. Kennedy said they refused to give him his ticket.

    “He said, ‘We can’t give it to you’,” Mr. Kennedy said, describing an encounter with an airline agent to the rapt audience. ” ‘You can’t buy a ticket to go on the airline to Boston.’ I said, ‘Well, why not?’ He said, ‘We can’t tell you.’ ”

    God forbid a terrorist ever have the name John Smith; half the country will be grounded.

    2 Responses to “OT: TERRORIST OR SENATOR?”

    Comment by
    August 20th, 2004
    at 10:13 am

    Not sure who to trust on this one – has this been verified?

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 20th, 2004
    at 10:30 am

    I’ve seen it reported in multiple places but all source back to Kennedy himself. Since this was a Congressional hearing, I’m inclined to believe he was telling the truth.