What might feel good? Getting felt-up at the airport by some affirmative-action, former welfare recipient in a uniform. Personally, i usually like a drink or a kiss before getting my junk felt, but that's just me. And now we have senators, and other privileged elites, telling us that having your private parts invaded, in public, is no big deal. What they fail to mention is the fact they they don't have to suffer this embarrassment. Also, pilots and their crews are now saying they shouldn't have to go through this either. Apparently, they believe they're more trustworthy than we are. They may be, but at least we're sober.
Obviously, any rational person realizes the need for tough and comprehensive security at our airports. But is this it? IMO, it is not. While this type of "pat-down", (it's actually a search) is common for people being arrested or investigated by police, it will do very little, if anything, to stop a terrorist. It's simply a politically-motivated show for the brain-dead public. What bothers me most is not just the search, but the fact that we have, and have had, an almost fool-proof system staring us right in the face for a long time. Want a clue? When was the last time terrorists tried taking or boarding an Israeli plane?
So long as we put political correctness and our fear of even possibly offending anything or anyone above our own safety, we will never be safe. All we're doing is telling the world that we are in fact, a nation of mindless sheep... (a.k.a. targets)