Friday, September 23, 2005


There's been a lot of negative coverage of TSA airport screeners who didn't show up to work yesterday. But, presumably, plenty of them were living in mandatory evacuation areas - were they really supposed to stay on the job until noon today? Then what? Were the airlines going to fly them out on the last planes? Did anyone suggest that idea?

I understand the idea that certain public safety workers may have an obligation to stay on the job in emergency situations, but I really think it's a bit much to expect it of airport screeners.