I grabbed this from The Washington Post this morning...
Here is the link and a breakdown of the article.
Downtown Washington resembled a militarized zone last week for the inauguration of President Barack Obama, but some major contributors who had direct
contact with Obama said they were surprised to find what they viewed as porous security surrounding the president-elect and vice president-elect.
Three contributors who raised $300,000 or more for the inauguration said they were never asked to show identification to retrieve dozens of tickets,
including VIP passes that allowed them and their guests to meet privately with Obama. One of the three said ticket checks were so lax that no one
noticed when, after a breakfast for contributors, a friend whose name hadn't been submitted for a background check tagged along into a VIP room to
take pictures with Vice President-elect Joseph Biden.
And a half-dozen said that after a screening to sit in a ticketed area near Obama for his swearing-in, they mingled with public crowds but were never
again checked for firearms or explosives.
"I was surprised," said online retail executive Alfred Lin, who attended most of the events for major donors in the days leading up to the
swearing-in. "It was less strict than going through airport security."
I have a couple of questions..
1) The mass media made it sound like the was so much extra security that a fly couldn't land without alerting someone. Why are the people who wee
there saying different??
2)All of the extra money they claim they needed for the apparently non-existent extra security. Where did all of that money go??
3) Was some entity inside or outside the government trying to whack him, hence the break down in security?? That would have been the start of martial
law, according to the doom and gloomers on most sites like this.
4)Lastly, why is this a story now, well after the fact? It seems to be more of a non story now that nothing happened during the inauguration.
This just struck me strange and I thought I'd see what you all thought about it.
[edit on 30-1-2009 by wolf241e]