Will it work for the great unwashed masses?

Another instance of TSA not following rules:

28 Jan 08

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  —  Charleston Mayor Danny Jones had a problem as he tried to get through the security gate at a California airport: He had misplaced his driver’s license, and the expired one in his wallet wouldn’t do.

The guards at John Wayne Airport in Orange County searched his bag, he told the Charleston Daily Mail for a story published Monday.

Then he remembered picking up a copy of Charleston Magazine while on his way to the West Coast for a little rest and relaxation.

Inside was a photograph of him standing in downtown Charleston and an article Jones had written as mayor welcoming visitors to the state capital.

Only then was he allowed to board his flight home.

The right thing to do, yes.  An expired ID card does not snuff out the person it identifies.  However, the rules say you must present unexpired identification, right?

I wonder – what if it had been Time?  Is there a list of “acceptable” magazines for identification purposes?

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