U.K. Daily Mail: Obama Has the Book Thrown At Him
This is the astonishing moment a book was apparently hurled at the head of U.S. President Barack Obama during a campaign rally in Philadelphia.
The flying missile narrowly missed hitting the President yesterday.
Okay, so the Reuters photograph showing the president nearly hit in the head by a flying book (click HERE to see it, as I don’t want the trouble from reproducing it here) almost looks as though it is photoshopped or something, but with the confirmation from the video on the Daily Mail’s site, it certainly looks legit.
After former President George W. Bush was nearly struck by a shoe thrown by an irate Iraqi reporter back in December 2008, the mainstream press lambasted the United States Secret Service and actually questioned whether the same Bush-weariness affecting those in the liberal media elite circles was somehow detracting from the ability of the protective detail to do its job. I wonder if we’ll see the same thing here.
Still, forget for a moment the security-related questions. This happened in Philadelphia, people. Watching the first few minutes of the staged event–so staged, in fact, that even the British press noted that the speech from the president was regurgitated–I couldn’t help but think to myself that there is no better place than the City of Brotherly Love to see liberal policies at work. And when Vice President Joe Biden went dangerously off-the-cuff, approached the podium after the president had already began to speak, and noted that people were packed in “all the way back to the parking lot, where they can’t even see you,” I figured that the entire event was by design.
And that’s the amazing part. This was an event in Philadelphia. Before the president spoke, it was Congressman Chaka Fattah, Congressman(and senatorial candidate) Joe Sestak, gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato, Sen. Arlen Specter, and more — it was an all-star event, of sorts, for Pennsylvania lefties. That the president was almost struck in the head by a flying book there, of all places, says something about the electorate.
Or, of course, it could also say that people in Philly just can’t throw straight. Although, given how the Phillies are pitching …