January 8, 2010, 12:58 pm by Christina Wilkie
The debate over full body security scans just got a lot more graphic, thanks to Democratic political strategist and frequent flyer James Carville.
Speaking on The Tony Kornheiser Show Friday, Carville laid out, or unzipped, his vision for airport security.
But the consummate talker couldn't help sharing too much information.
"Let me buy a [security] pass ... so that they can scan me and and search me and measure my penis, then let me get on the plane," he said.
Fortunately for travelers, and, one suspects, for T.S.A. agents, the scanners are designed to measure things like radiation and explosive levels -- not private parts.
But Carville isn't worried about his privacy: "I'll sacrifice my civil rights to get me up in the air, like Clooney," he said, referring to Hollywood leading man George Clooney's latest film.