Alaska Lawmaker Chooses Icy Boat Ride Over Airport Pat-Down


Alaska state representative Sharon Cissna was on her way home from Seattle yesterday when she was ordered to submit to a “very intrusive pat-down,” says her rep, or else leave the airport. She’d already been through the body scanner, but security called for the pat-down because Cissna had had a mastectomy. (The TSA has not indicated why this prompted additional screening.) Cissna refused, left the airport, and will arrive home in Juneau via a 1,000-mile ferry ride — though her rep can’t say exactly when. The trip typically takes twelve hours several days but is harassment-free. [AP via SPI]