News on the Blogosphere this morning has alerted me that Senator Rand Paul, an ardent criticizer of large government and defender of civil liberties has been detained by the TSA after refusing a pat down after the full-body scanner experienced some sort of anomaly.. As much as we don’t like our elected officials having special treatment under the law, this is in the constitution for reason:

Art I Sec 6: Section 6.

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.

I’ll add more to this later. For now I’m headed to class.