I went through these arguments a year ago, when the DC Metro announced it was starting -- with gobs of DHS money, of course -- random, warrantless searches in the subway. I couldn't find one -- not one -- of my friends and colleagues, many of whom are lawyers or journalists -- to give a (expletive deleted) (other than the tiny handful who already get it, none of whom are lawyers or journalists). I'm not kidding. I publicized the (expletive deleted) out of it. I got the usual rolled eyes and yawns, and, of course, "Yeah, I'll let them search me; what's the big deal? I don't have anything to hide." I'm talking people who work at the Sun, at NPR, at the UMD Law School, at the federal government itself. "What's the big deal?" This is where we are in this country. And as the comments all over the blabbosphere, including at Jennifer Abel's column in the Guardian, prove, you can't get through to these people.