Daily Show on Nat Heatwole

There’s a great segment (quicktime movie) on the Daily Show with John Stewart· about Nat Heatwole’s “box cutter” experiment·, mentioned here last week. (via Boing Boing· via On Lisa Rein’s Radar·).

Stewart strategically clips statements from Department of Justice· and Transportation Security Administration· speakers to show how ridiculous this whole thing really is. Particularly of note—Heatwole sent a signed email about his plan to the FBI, yet it took several weeks to track him down. Is there any reasonable explanation for this?