*Ex-Arkansas governor and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee suggested on Fox and Friends that the first family should go through TSA procedures that included being scanned and patted-down to prove … well nothing when you right down to it. Here’s what he had to say:
“If he thinks this is an appropriate way for us to deal with security as he has defended, then I’ve said, ‘OK, Mr. Obama, take your wife, your two daughters and your mother-in-law to Washington Reagan National Airport and have them publicly go through both the body scanner and the full enhanced pat-down in front of others,'” Huckabee said in an interview on Fox and Friends. “‘If it’s OK for your wife, your daughters, and your mother-in-law, then maybe the rest of us won’t feel so bad when our wives, our daughters and our mothers are being put through this humiliating and degrading, totally unconstitutional, intrusion of their privacy.'”
Huckabee instead suggested TSA officials adopt “profiling” as a less costly and intrusive alternative.