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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

High Security For President Obama

Twice I've been unable to take a photo of First Lady Michelle Obama with the gum, due to security restrictions around the Ed Sullivan Theater.

The President gets an even higher level of protection.  I went to work Tuesday knowing that the Secret Service would have extraordinary security measures in place.

The President's motorcade got to come down 53rd Street the wrong way.  Here are a couple of the lead vehicles that blew through the Presidential Talk Show Secrecy Tent.  Note that I'm taking pictures through a closed window -- the last thing I need is trouble with snipers.

 It's the President!  No!  It's the decoy limo, suckers!

 The real Presidential limo.  Probably.

The actual arrival and departure were hidden from view.  So, no, I didn't get to take a picture of President Obama. 

But after the President left, I did notice something amazing. The Secret Service had recruited a new temporary agent.  



  1. So cute!! I had been thinking about the security risk posed by the ever-present, all-seeing, all-knowing[?]Gum, but it appears that the Secret Service has it all covered. Oh, did you all have to get frisked prior to the Prez's arrival? What you and the Gum have to endure to bring us entertainment. Thank you both!


    1. I did get wanded as I went from the offices into the theater. I had to frisk myself.

    2. I'm frisking myself right now.

  2. 4 years ago on election day I saw the snipers in Chicago atop my school next to Grant Park, it was odd. Not as odd however as showing up to a talk show in a tent. It's a circus!

  3. Thanks for sharing your unique perspective. Your boss did a good job setting up the POTUS for some revealing questions. He blamed a lame movie for the deaths of 4 Americans. He could not recall the amount of our national debt (over 16 trillion dollars).
    I think Dave disarmed him with the lame stuffed animal and story about his boy, Harry. Sometimes Dave makes me proud to be a Hoosier!

  4. Does the gum have a decoy?

    1. Yes, the Evil Gum on the adjacent ledge, remember?

      Haven't done much with the Evil Gum lately. Have to get on that.