The opt-out campaign was criticized by TSA Administrator John Pistole as "irresponsible," and this week he urged fliers not to participate, though it hardly seemed necessary...Obviously, Americans are utter chickenshits, unwilling to make even the smallest symbolic stand in the face of Janet's Dimwit Stormtroopers. This is proven by the fact that in Newark, as across the country, the number of people opting out of the microwaves to receive prostate exams instead, was negligible.
[TSA Spokesbabe Ann] Davis could not say just how many passengers opted out of being scanned in Newark, though she said it was very few.
"I don’t have numbers," Davis said, "just an overall sense that passengers seem to be opting out of Opt Out."
Except for one thing:
The majority of Newark’s full-body scanners were idle throughout much of the day, depriving most passengers of the chance to opt out of the controversial screening procedure even if they had wanted to.That's right. On the busiest flying day of the year, in Newark, as across the country, TSA turned the machines off. Interpret that as you will.