Opening Panel Round
PETER SAGAL, HOST:
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Maz, some good news. This week Congress asked the TSA to stop pat-downs and other invasive procedures with a particularly vulnerable segment of citizens. Who?
MAZ JOBRANI: The elderly.
SAGAL: No. To hell with them.
JOBRANI: A particularly vulnerable segment. These are human beings?
SAGAL: Yeah. In addition to being excused from all this, they'll also be able to use the cover of People Magazine as ID.
JOBRANI: Oh, the celebrities.
SAGAL: Celebrities, yes.
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SAGAL: A congressional committee told the TSA that they need to improve their image, and the first thing they should do? Stop patting down Beyonce. Said Representative Mike Rogers, quote, "I mean, Beyonce is not going to blow a plane up." True. She might funk it out of the sky, though.
ROY BLOUNT JR.: What motivation is there to be in the TSA if you can't feel up Beyonce?
SAGAL: That's the whole point.
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