Liz Julis, Mercury employee/Liberal/former goat herder, might be the least threatening person on the planet. Yet, she still spent hours quarantined at JFK on her way to join Glenn in Israel. Why? Because she gave an odd answer to a question. Mark, one of Glenn's security agents, also got held up in questioning, as did documentarian Nick. Born on a American military base in Germany, Nick was almost not allowed through because of his place of birth. Glenn had to vouch for him just for them to consider letting Nick on the plane.
"All they said to me was, Mr. Beck, who assembled this team for this trip? And I said, well, I did. Now, there's like, what, ten of us on this trip? I said, I did. And they said, why did you pick them? And I stood there for a second and I wanted to give them the legitimate answer. So it took me a second to really think of the right answer and I said, well, because I needed people around me that I trusted. And I started to continue on to say I needed to have, you know, their advice. And I said, I needed people that I really trusted and they said, great, that's all we wanted to hear. It was about trust. So you trust every member of your team? And I said, oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. I know each one of them very well," Glenn said.
Once Glenn said he trusted them security let them all pass.
"It obviously works for a long flight like Israel, you're going once in a while. In an area that's obviously hit so hard with terrorism, but we're facing that in the states now with the trains. Ever since the report leaked out about Bin Laden saying that he might hit trains, Schumer wants a no, you know, ride list on Amtrak and all these other things. And the bottom line is they start giving me 25 minutes of security when I go, to go on the train every day, I'm not taking the train every day," Stu said.
"And I don't want someone yelling Allah Akbar and blowing up the train obviously but it's impossible. It makes it impossible to use on a daily basis like that," Stu added.