You've got to be kidding:
Former transportation secretary and San Jose mayor Norm Mineta will join the likes of Ronald Reagan, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other well-known leaders Friday when President Bush bestows on him the nation's highest civilian award.
At a White House ceremony, Mineta and nine other luminaries will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- an award to honor those who have made an ``especially meritorious contribution'' to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace or to other significant cultural endeavors.
According to a news release issued by the White House, Mineta ``worked to improve the security of our transportation system and restore our confidence'' in air travel after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.
Mineta, who presided over such idiocies as "random" searches of grandmas, infants, and nuns to avoid looking like we were profiling young arab men is getting a medal?
That's just nuts!