NEW YORK -- How quickly they forget.
Henry Kissinger, onetime Secretary of State, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and an international figure for decades, was given the full-service pat-down by TSA workers who apparently didn't recognize him as he prepared to fly from LaGuardia Airport to Toronto, The Washington Post reported Monday.
The Post said a freelance reporter at the airport last Friday said Kissinger was asked his name by a TSA agent as he walked through the scanner and was then sent for a further search.
"He stood with his suit jacket off, and he was wearing suspenders. They gave him the full pat-down. None of the agents seemed to know who he was," the reporter, Matthew Cole, said.
Not that the 88-year-old diplomat seemed particularly put out.
Once settled onto the flight, Kissinger asked an aide what was for breakfast, The Post said, and was told ham and eggs.
"But do they have any schnitzel?" the German-born Kissinger asked with a laugh.