If dissent is unpatriotic, then apparently Senator Kennedy dissented his way all the way on to the no-fly list.

(Of course, my first thought was that past legal troubles…ahem…might have something to do with it, but that should only affect his voting status in Florida. Oh, wait, he’s white. Florida doesn’t care about revoking his right to vote.)

Seriously, though, if the terrorist watch list includes possible terrorist aliases like “Edward Kennedy,” how do folks named John Smith ever manage to get on board a plane?

Courtesy of The New York Times (free registration required)