09/06/2011 12:55 pm ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011

Janet Napolitano: Shoes Off At TSA Checkpoints May Soon End

It doesn't sound like the change will come anytime soon, but it's at least been suggested. At a Politico Playbook breakfast on Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave hope to harried travelers everywhere by saying that the TSA requirement that passengers take off their shoes and scamper in their socks through backscatter airport screenings will eventually be phased out. What she said, exactly, was this:

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