Today I had to fly for work. It is the 23rd day of the partial government shutdown, and I arrived at the airport not knowing what to expect.
I got here really, really early because I was afraid there would be lines due to lack of manpower. This was not the case. Not because the TSA people are being paid; they are not. But they are here, in full force, and I experienced no delays or other issues because of that.
I thanked every one of them. I told them they had my support, and one of them smiled and then said "I only wish the president supported us."