We were “lucky” enough to have taken a vacation around the first of the month. Thus we left before the new pat downs but flew back with them. I had no problem, but an elderly woman with us who is phobic about touching to begin with (think of the TV detective Monk) had a hip replacement and pins in some of her fingers because of arthritis. She is still having nightmares several weeks later and will probably never fly again. What kind of country do we live in where the government can do this to a person, simply because they wanted to take a vacation?