Should We Name Airport Screening Lines After the Politicians Who Voted for Them?

And would naming TSA lines after politicians help make wait times shorter?

By Rhonda FanningAugust 1, 2016 10:00 am

Politicians have all sorts of things named after them. There are schools, libraries, bridges and airports all graced with the name of one prestigious person or another. But there’s at least one thing we have yet to name after a politician: TSA security lines.

John Tierney, contributing editor at the City Journal, has called the creation of the Transportation Security Administration a “blunder of colossal proportions.” He says we should honor the public servants responsible.

“People ought to know who’s responsible for this mess we have,” he says. “I think in this case really the people who created these lines ought to be recognized by the people as we stand for hours waiting for TSA to clear us.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Whose name should go to which airport line

– The case for letting airports control their own screening systems

– How TSA screening was first established