Yahoo news recently reported the story of Charleston, West Virginia Mayor Danny Jones who used a photo of himself in a magazine to prove his identity. In brief, he was flying out of John Wayne Airport and his drivers license was expired so he wasn’t going to be allowed to get past security. The Charleston Daily Mail adds that the same license was sufficient to allow him to check his bags. However, Mayor Jones did have a copy of a magazine that had a photo of him in downtown Charleston which was deemed by the local agents to sufficient ID. So, what we have (quelle surprise!) is inconsistency in how security is applied between the ticket agents and the security guards, security guards who didn’t seem to properly understand the process of handling people without proper ID and finally agents who were willing to accept a worse form of ID than an expired drivers license. I feel safer, how about you?