Monday, December 15, 2008

A few Questions for the Secret Service

John Friedman over at 23/6 has a few questions he would like to ask the Secret Service.  They pretty much sum up what was on my mind:

1. Shouldn't you have jumped in front of that shoe?

2. Shouldn't you have jumped in front of that second shoe?

3. Second shoe = the one thrown after being removed from foot after first shoe was thrown.

4. Let's say people had three feet. Would you have allowed a third shoe to fly unimpeded?

5. While the shoe was in the air, were you like, "Oh, its just a shoe." 

6. Same question about the second shoe. 

7. Do you think this is funny, "Throw a shoe at me once, shame on--you. Throw a shoe--you throw a shoe, you can't throw a shoe again." 

8. Is there not "protection training" for lunatics launching objects? 

9. Let's say there isn't training for that--but do they tell you that if someone does throw (or shoot) something to be on the alert in case they want to repeat this behavior? 

10. Where were you?
Now, the shoes shown above are definately dangerous, and I'm not sure that a size 10 loafer is a certain risk to the POTUS, but John raises some valid points.

I think its great that the Iraqis are celebrating their new culture of speech and press freedom.  I hope they don't forget that there are certain other freedoms they have there now, as well--namely the freedom not to be assaulted during lawful conduct.

That may take some getting used to for them after the reign of Saddam, and all... their crash course in democracy and western thinking has been fairly short, and only time will tell if it sticks.

I find it somewhat ironic that the oldest civilization in the world needed civilizing.

Final thought for the day:  Did you know that Col. North has an acronym for The President Elect?  Well, if the sitting President is POTUS, that makes Barry, PEBO.  Say that a few times and try not to smile.

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