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Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shoe in the air, shoe in the air!

(transcript of Secret Service command channel on Sunday, December 14 - edited for date)

Voice 1: "Cut the chatter, Shrub is on the podium. Eyes on the crowd, guys."

Voice 2:"I have a mark that looks agitated in the fourth row on the aisle. He's fidgety and doesn't seem to be paying attention. Should we collar him?"

Voice 1:"Negative, probably just has to go to the bathroom."

Voice 3:"Everybody's been wanded and hand patted down, right?"

Voice 4:"Roger that. Nobody has so much as a toothpick."

Voice 1:"Let's focus on the job, folks."

Voice 2:"My marks getting worse, he's going to pull something. I suggest we put a hand on him now to calm the situation."

Voice 1:"Negative on that, we're guests in this country. We can't just willy nilly snatch..."

Voice 2:"He's taken off his shoe!"

Voice 1:"Protect POTUS!"

Voice 3:"You take the shoe for the Shrub."

Voice 2:"Shoe in the air. Whoa, did you see that? Good toss. I didn't think POTUS could bend that fast."

Voice 4:"He's dropping the other shoe. Nab him now!"

Voice 1:"Wait, give him a sec. Double or nothing on the second shoe hitting."

Chorus of voices:"Bet, bet, bet"

Voice 1:"Damn, went wild. Okay, now nab him."

But in all seriousness, the Secret Service is trained to step in front of the President in a shooter situation. Wasn't anybody there willing to take a shoe for the Pres?

1 comment:

Todd Wheeler said...

Saw the video briefly. Bush seemed to be enjoying it, as if he thought "Hey, someone is actually listening to what I'm saying!"