Not Above the Law: Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Gets a TSA Pat Down

  • Share
  • Read Later
Daily Mail / TMZ

Donald Rumsfeld was on his way to the funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford, when he was stopped at Chicago O’Hare airport for a pat down.

However stunt-like the pat down seemed, Secretary Rumsfeld did the embattled Transportation Security Administration a huge service Wednesday when he smiled through the security check. Rumsfeld was apparently tapped for further screening because of titanium body parts. He tweeted a day after the incident to say, “It takes those of us with two titanium hips and a titanium shoulder a bit longer to get through TSA,” and linked to the TMZ post that included a photo of the politician happily complying with the TSA.

(MORE: TIME’s Summer 60 Gives The Best Cities To Visit)

There likely has never been another person to appear so happy to receive a pat down at an airport. Rumsfeld would surely be a perfect poster child for the TSA as they battle against critics who say pat downs are degrading, ineffective and an invasion of privacy.