How Many Cars Does It Take to "Protect" a President?
This Christmas season, as an increasing number of American children wrote letters to Santa Claus asking for necessities instead of toys, the American people can rejoice that at least one family has not floundered upon hard times. The Obama's spared the taxpayer no expense to live it up on a Hawaiian vacation during the seven days of Kwanzaa. The (UK) Daily Mail reported that on New Year’s Day alone, Obama required a 20-man, 10-vehicle motorcade through closed roadways so he could visit an old friend. The small fleet trailed the president from his rental property in Kailua to Bobby Titcomb’s beachfront home. This was perhaps the most overt and least egregious example of the first family’s self-indulgence at your expense. ..Floyd Report
Nobody Cares; I've been waiting for this story half my life. This kind of long processional Presidential entourage that closes down whole cities and is used to guard our Presidents has been going on for decades, and it's absurd.
And as I look at this picture, the thought comes to mind is: Just what the heck does one man need all those people and all those cars for? I mean, come on. If someone wanted to take out the President, all those cars traveling behind the Presidential car would just be witnesses.
So, who ARE the people in those cars? Hairdressers? Camera men? All the people he needs to keep him comfortable? Cooks, Bo, bug exterminators ...What?
Years ago, I asked myself these same questions. I was playing piano in the lounge of a Doubletree Hotel, in Chesterfield, Missouri, when the word came down...VICE-President George H.W.Bush, had just decided he was going to spend the night.
I was playing and singing at the hotel's grand piano...minding my own business, when a bunch of really mean looking agents with dark Sunglasses on, flooded the lobby.
And yes, it was nighttime. The Men in Black had arrived.
The room where I was playing was a good ways from the elevator where VP BUSH would hop on to get to his room, but that did not prevent this big linebacker guy from examining every pot, every inch of the floor, my piano, my piano book, inside the piano, under the doorway...and by the time he made me take off my high heels shoes to be examined, I was laughing.
BUT...he skipped the bar.
Right. Nothing in those hundreds of alcoholic beverages, that could really light up the place, was the least bit suspicious to the great protectors of the VP.
Any explosive in my shoe was MUCH more of a danger than two thousand bottles of flammable alcohol.
Then, the body guard stood and watched me, with looks to kill. Me. The single mother piano player,...in my velvet gown, and high heels, playing, "They Long to Be Close to You"
I guess that gave me away.
I'm afraid to say, I was totally amazed that over fifteen cars pulled up to the front of the hotel that night, and Mr. Bush was rushed in, in a matter of nanoseconds.
So, when Mr. Bush says he has never been inside a grocery store: believe him. It would take 300 FBI agents just to examine the ketchup.
Fast forward to 2000. I was visiting Washington, D.C., and standing not far from the White House when our tour guide announced President Bill Clinton was to drive by. How did he know? He had an earphone on. This man was no mere tour guide. ALL the tour guides looked like body guards. White Vans were parked all along the White House...over 30 of them. Each with an "tour guide."
When we all got out our camera's , the Guide said.."DO NOT FALL off the curb. You will be shot."
He was not...kidding.
Bill had only a few motorcycles around him, but he didn't need any more. The whole city had cops on every corner due to some WTO meetings. It was actually a police state. I have no doubt there were snipers on the rooftops of his route.
They do this in Russia too you know.
So---Did the President of the United States decide to take out 20 men in Hawaii just to visit an old friend? I'd like to think there was someone else at this house... a secret meeting with some world leader or such, and that the President wanted complete privacy. He used his friends house as an excuse for the meeting away from reporters.
I'd LIKE to think our President, after having spent over $1.7 million of our dollars on his lovely vacation, would not waste our money like that. But then, a man who has a plane to fly his dog, would probably do just that.
But, be rest assured fellow nobodies! While Presidents spend millions of our hard earned dollars, protecting their own selves, when it comes to OUR protection on our border...they spare no expense.
We have...border dogs.
And Nobody Cares
© Joyanna Adams 2010