Ted Stevens really bothers me. Stevens is the blustery old Alaska Senator who wanted to build a
mega-million dollar "Bridge to Nowhere" up in
his state to, no doubt, satisfy constituents and bring money into his state. Now Senator Windbag wants to limit the
number of carry-ons you can take with you on your flight.
According to this piece in the SF Chronicle,
Stevens, who chairs the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, says he is concerned that airport
screeners are too busy processing and searching through carry-on bags at airport checkpoints and that this slows the
process of looking for bombs and such.
I don’t know about you, but I almost always carry on at least two
bags…the general limit…which include a backpack with my books, magazines and work, and a laptop. Could I
consolidate? Sure, but I’d have to buy a new, bigger laptop bag and, well, it just doesn’t seem like a big deal to me.
Actually, lately when I’ve traveled, I’ve moved fairly quickly through the security lines. What more often tends to
hold the lines up are the screeners themselves who, I attest, are not often culled from the country’s best