For those of you looking for an entertaining bit of info to help you get through yet another day, look no further. Right on page 506 of the 1,364 page presidential budget request appendix (A thumping good read) sits an interesting directive for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
That Members of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate, including the leadership; the heads of Federal agencies and commissions, including the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretaries, and Assistant Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security; the United States Attorney General and Assistant Attorneys General and the United States Attorneys; and senior members of the Executive Office of the President, including the Director of the Office
of Management and Budget; shall not be exempt from Federal passenger and baggage screening.
I am told that this passage was put in by then New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg several years ago and is not a recent addition. But next time you go to the airport you can at least know that everyone is supposed to get the same treatment.