On May 7, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano took questions from attendees at an Atlanta Press Club lunch. When asked whether airline security will ever "get past the grab-and-grope phase," Napolitano responded that, "Well, actually, very, very, very few people get a pat-down. It's only under very limited circumstances." That sounds like not many at all! So few, in fact, that Napolitano even decided to make a little new-media funny about it: "They do, however, get—those who are patted down—tend to get on YouTube," she said.
So the grab-and-grope business is no big deal then, and the whole thing is just a minor practice being blown way out of proportion? I guess, at least if by "very, very, very few people" she means roughly 1.8 million human beings each and every month.