Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"He thought he did something wrong," his mother, Krista Martin, 36, of Coral Springs, said. [...] Because he shares a name with a known or suspected terrorist, he has run into roadblocks three times before boarding an airliner, Krista Martin said.
The idea of the no-fly list is " to avoid confusing a real terrorist with an innocent passenger, officials said."

I can see how 7-year-old, 3-foot- 9 Michael might have been confused with say, a 50-year-old, 6-foot-6 Osama Bin Laden type. Anyone would have made that mistake. I often confuse Mary Kate Olsen with Yao Ming.
Or a watch list with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
"The airline has the ability to and should immediately de-select any child allegedly on a watch list," White, the TSA spokesman, said.
I'm sure that's a huge comfort to Michael...and the rest of us. Although I wouldn't be too upset if they were to mistake me for Angelina Jolie, who probably is on their list.


At 7:26 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Maybe if he'd just stop carrying that threatening squirt gun around...

At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel so much safer knowing the TSA is on top of this.

But if they're targeting under 4-footers? Gary Coleman better watch out.

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I thought all kids were terrorists.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Mine can be.
I kid.

At 12:28 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

You kid the kid.

I kid you kidding the kid.

And mine are perfect. Ha, so there.

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Mine look like angels, believe me. But they are my children, so imagine what kind of radicals I am bringing up. How can you resist three blonde girls like mine? I know I can't. Which is probably why they are terrorists. Perfect looking terrorists. No one would see them coming...
They really are sweet girls.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

They really are sweet girls.
For terrorists.

Oh, but I kid the Kirsten...

They sound great.

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