Agreed. But I still contend that no matter who is elected, these procedures will stay in place. It's very easy to let rights slip away, and very, very hard to claw them back. The CYA attitude in place all over this country, fueled by insane paranoia, will continue. And don't forget an important element -- people are making money off this. Big money. I can't say it often enough. Here, Glenn Greenwald spells it out explicitly -- these procedures, from scanners to gropes to unwarranted wiretapping to search & seizure without probable cause, etc. -- these procedures don't exist to "fight terrorism." They exist to create the need for "fighting terrorism." They exist to make money.