A petition from right-leaning news website WorldNetDaily (WND) seeks to curb invasive airport screenings--and it appears the effort has gained some serious steam. WND introduced a petition last week and so far more than 22,000 people have signed the appeal, with an unreported hodgepodge of letters flooding Washington.
WND is calling it the "C.E.A.S.E. campaign," a cleverly roused acronym that stands for, "Cease Enhanced Airport Security Excesses."
Joseph Farah, the chief executive of WND, said he canceled family travel plans this week "as a result of widespread reports of groping, voyeurism and humiliation techniques." Farah has called on Homeland Security to retract the policies by Thanksgiving, likening American flyers to "cattle."
I would have equated flyers to the bird of holiday-lore, the turkey, but I digress.