Sunday, January 06, 2002

An Arab-American Secret Service agent is removed from a flight by the pilot of the American Airlines plane. American Airlines claims his paperwork was not in order while the agent seems to be saying that he was singled out because of his ethnicity, the dreaded 'racial profiling'. Even Bush has weighed in on the side of the agent. This is all very odd. Do you think that a Secret Service agent working to guard the President would raise a stink over something like this without the permission of the President? He might spend the rest of his career looking for counterfeit two dollar bills in Nome, Alaska. I know the Secret Service hasn't been able to do their job properly from JFK to Buddy, but wouldn't they know how to fill out the paperwork to get on a plane? The whole thing looks like a set-up - the airline can appear to be doing its job while Bush can pander to the Arab-American vote.