Two more of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) employees are heading to jail, this time for six months. A judge imposed the sentences last week after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing $40,000 from a checked bag they “inspected” at New York’s JFK International. (Yeah, I know: what dimwit checks a bag with $40,000 cash unless he's smoking his own weed? Tragically, far too many Americans applaud the TSA’s intercepting drugs Our Rulers don’t like.)
One thief’s lawyer says his client “understands he made a mistake.” Which reminds me of a friend’s response when his wife left him for another man. Things didn’t work out, so she tearfully asked her husband to take her back. “I made a mistake,” she sobbed.
To which he replied, “A mistake is burning dinner.”