Here is the official Daniel position regarding the TSA searches:
Get the federal government out of it. Would a TSA agent would be fired if a bomb makes it onto a plane? No. Will the TSA be sued for financial damages if a plane goes down? No.
I don't believe that the federal government has the right to search your person at will or as a precondition to using a private service but a private company certainly has the right to set conditions for use of their product or service.
My ideal solution would be to allow true market forces work and let each airline be in charge of screening their own passengers.
If you think that Southwest Airlines is too intrusive then fly Delta. If you think that security at Delta is too lax then fly Southwest.
The individual airlines have the greatest interest in protecting their passengers and their planes and would therefore do the best job of protecting them.
No airline would want to be the carrier that allowed a terrorist on board and no airline would want to be the carrier that made a bladder cancer survivor wet himself.
We don't need affirmative action government hirelings touching our junk, we need private sector ingenuity to devise the best systems to keep us safe from terrorists while valuing us as customers.