Maybe if we subjected Norm Mineta to this, we’d get some reform?

Howard Kurtz reports that White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer was subjected to extra security screening at National Airport.

    Security Risk?

    When Ari Fleischer was in a long line for the Delta Shuttle to head to New York for NBC correspondent David Bloom’s funeral, an airline employee offered to escort the president’s press secretary directly onto the plane. Fleischer declined, saying he would wait like everyone else. A moment later, another worker pulled him out of line and subjected him to a random search. No such indignities on Air Force One.

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