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Janet Napolitano has bad news for frequent fliers with a foot fetish

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But good news for the rest of us, according to ABC News:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano sees the future of American air travel and it is full of passengers who are allowed to keep their shoes on through security.

“We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we screen,” Napolitano said today, according to POLITICO, at an event sponsored by the news organization. “I think one of the first things you will see over time is the ability to keep your shoes on. One of the last things you will [see] is the reduction or limitation on liquids.”

Wow, that’s really great. Almost 10 years after an idiotic Muslim terrorist tried to blow up a plane with explosives hidden in his shoes, Homeland Security is finally catching on that the problem might not be the shoes.

This weekend I took my first plane trip since getting hit by a car, and I found the TSA to be completely competent and professional. I’m sure most of them just want to do the best job they can, and if they can do it without smelling a bunch of stanky feet all day…

P.S. Although not everyone I know has had such good luck with the TSA lately.