Well. That’s something. TSA administrator John Pistole tells Matt Lauer that children under 12 will not be groped. (Video; the comment comes about 4 minutes in.)
Your 13-year-old daughter, OTOH …
I’m not entirely hopeful the TSA will stick to this policy, or that all those infamously uninformed screeners will follow it. I also notice that Pistole utters not one word about exempting children from pedophile porno-scoping.
One thing for sure: even if they do stop molesting the youngest children, let’s hope the public stays angry-angry-angry to the point of resistance.
ADDED: Reason TV prepares us for next year at the airport. Note that all the concern in this “how to conduct a strip search” video is for the screener, not the screenee. Just like in the TSA queue.
Books. Ran out of Bad Attitude. Again. I anticipated it this time and rushed in a new order for copies last Wednesday. But there was a mixup. Books that should have arrived Friday or Saturday have just been shipped today. Eleven orders that came in since the middle of last week will go out the day I receive the package from Paladin. (Probably Wednesday.) Really, guys. They will. Orders containing only Hardyville Tales have been going out on schedule, and fates willing, will continue to do so.
Thanks — once again — for patience. Oh yeah. If you haven’t yet responded to my emails asking how you’d like the books autographed, please let me know! (You may need to check your spam filters.)
I keep expecting sales to slow down. But now people who’ve bought books for themselves are coming back to buy gift copies. It’s fantastic. But occasionally dizzying.
Now to the favor …
If you’ve read and liked The Bad Attitude Guide, I’ve got a favor to ask. Would you please go to the book’s page on Amazon.com and write a review? Currently there’s only one, and while it isn’t scathing (3 stars out of 5), it’s by a reader who was disappointed that some of the content (though not as much as he says) is from S.W.A.T. magazine. I don’t think the review is unfair — and I don’t want anybody to overpraise the book. But well … that one isn’t the kind of review that makes an author glow with optimism.
So if you can help me out in good conscience, I hope you will.