Sunday, December 27, 2009
Homeland Security Considers Making People Fly Naked by Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Responding to the botched terrorism attempt on board Delta flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit, the Department of Homeland Security announced today that it was considering a new rule that would force passengers to fly naked.
"They won't be able to hide any powders or liquids, and they'll speed right through security," said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. "This is a win-win."
Anticipating complaints from chilly travelers, she said that the Homeland Security Dept. would force the airlines to institute a "Snugglies for Purchase" plan once the aircraft doors are closed.
Ms. Napolitano expressed no embarrassment at having ignored a warning from the Delta terror suspect's dad made weeks before the terror attempt: "Our official policy is that we have to be warned by both the mom and dad before taking it seriously." More here.