Who do you trust?

Marty Waveland
It's hard to understand the need for TSA security searches of airline pilots.  Of course, it's theoretically conceivable that a pilot might become suicidal or might develop terrorist tendencies.  Still, it's hard to imagine why he'd need to smuggle explosives onto the plane when he could simply crash it.

But what about the TSA agents themselves?  If we can envision that a pilot might fall sway to radical Islam, what about the TSA agents?

Pilots enjoy some of the best of what America can offer.  They are highly paid, and the public loves them.  This can't be said for TSA agents.  They are not highly paid, and the public hates them.  Which group is more likely to harbor a rogue, someone with a hatred of America?

I fly occasionally and have found most TSA agents to be reasonably professional.  A few are rude, but most are courteous.  Undoubtedly most TSA agents are not terrorists.  But undoubtedly most pilots aren't either.

Do TSA agents go through a scanner or enhanced pat-down each day when reporting for work?
 
It's hard to understand the need for TSA security searches of airline pilots.  Of course, it's theoretically conceivable that a pilot might become suicidal or might develop terrorist tendencies.  Still, it's hard to imagine why he'd need to smuggle explosives onto the plane when he could simply crash it.

But what about the TSA agents themselves?  If we can envision that a pilot might fall sway to radical Islam, what about the TSA agents?

Pilots enjoy some of the best of what America can offer.  They are highly paid, and the public loves them.  This can't be said for TSA agents.  They are not highly paid, and the public hates them.  Which group is more likely to harbor a rogue, someone with a hatred of America?

I fly occasionally and have found most TSA agents to be reasonably professional.  A few are rude, but most are courteous.  Undoubtedly most TSA agents are not terrorists.  But undoubtedly most pilots aren't either.

Do TSA agents go through a scanner or enhanced pat-down each day when reporting for work?