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A while back the Onion and the Washington Post struck a partnership of sorts, and so I thought that a bit of the former’s news coverage had bled onto the latter’s Web site when I read this: “VIPs: Lack of Security ‘Absurd'”

The story, and it’s a good one, is that big-time Obama campaign donors—tech CEOs among them—were appalled at how little they were patted down before mingling with other high fliers on Inauguration Day. Here’s what one industrialist said: “I didn’t think about it at the time, but we went through security and then we were in an open space, freely accessible to the public.”

The point here: You know life is good when you complain that the feds aren’t hassling you enough.