Opinion: Back to school for this ‘agent’

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This is who’s protecting our “friendly skies” these days … with your tax dollars. (Don’t laugh, because this really happened.) Chris Stirewalt of Fox News’ digital report told us last week that Justin Gray, the Washington correspondent for Central Florida’s WSTV, had his District of Columbia-issued driver’s license in hand, while going through security at the Orlando, Fla., airport. But when a Transportation Safety Administration agent (term used loosely there) looked at his driver’s license, he vowed to Gray the license was not legal. Gray said it was his lawful, current documentation from the D.C. government, but the agent said he didn’t know the license. After a brief discussion, Gray said he grasped that the agent didn’t know what the District of Columbia was. After much discussion, Gray was finally able to go through security. Soon after the discrepancy, a TSA spokesman contacted Gray to confirm the District of Columbia’s license is an acceptable form of ID (it was an ah-ha moment, apparently) and that all the TSA agents in Orlando will be shown a copy of the D.C. driver’s license. Of course they will. And it probably will be done in a seminar with continental breakfast and a highly paid driver’s license expert as the instructor.

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And speaking of Washington, our illustrious president, Barack Obama is viewed thusly in recent polling, according to Real Clear Politics: 41.3 percent approve of the job he’s doing, and 26 percent believe the nation is headed in the correct direction. Draw your own conclusion there, and then think about this: A generic Congressional ballot had Democrats with a 41.4-40.2 edge over Republicans. As we’ve said, Republicans represent the best example of a party able to extricate defeat from the jaws of victory. The long-running comedy show re-launches on Election Day, Nov. 4. God Bless America, indeed.

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