Apparently the Bush Administration was seriously considering cutting back the federal air marshals program because they didn’t want to spend money on lodging for the marshals.
Billion dollars a week in Iraq, which still has no provable links to al Qaeda? No problem. Hundred bucks a night for a hotel room so there’s a chance that there might be a federal marshall on board the next plane hijacked by psychotic fundamentalists? Sorry, can’t afford it.
The fact that they even considered this says more about this administration than any cartoon of mine ever will.