Donald Rumsfeld Patted Down by Chicago Airport TSA

Posted Jul 14th 2011 05:30 PMUpdated Jul 14th 2011 05:59 PM

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Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was patted down by TSA agents at O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday as he headed to Betty Ford's funeral in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Agents failed to find anything suspicious and a smiling Rumsfeld was waved through.

Rumsfeld coyly tweeted about the incident, apparently speaking out against the profiling of bionic-Americans: "It takes those of us with two titanium hips and a titanium shoulder a bit longer to get through the TSA..."

His tweet linked to the inevitable TMZ image of an agent delicately patting Rummy's knowns and unknowns.

According to TMZ, the other Donald (Trump, that is) was seen waving to a group of soldiers while getting patted down also at O'Hare.

The patdown came as the TSA announced a plan to move launch a new screening system based on prioritizing the inspection of unknown passengers. A mixed signal?

At least Rumsfeld had a sense of humor about the incident. When TSA agents tried to pat down Alaska Representative Sharon Cissna, she took a boat home and began lobbying against the practice.

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