It's been bad for quite awhile, but under the current administration, bureaucratic arrogance and intrusiveness have reached whole new heights - the TSA is merely the glaringly obvious tip of the iceberg.
When we have U.S. Senators cheering for removing media from the public eye, it's just a more subtle form of bad. When a former Presidential chief of staff advocates ignoring the Constitution and the Congress because both are inconvenient, that's a fairly indiscreet version of bad.
Our current administration is acting suspiciously like a petulant child, eager push and push...until they get a response. I suspect they are perilously close.
(Delayed post from 11/17/2010 - still seems timely)