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12-16-2008, 09:00 AM   #1
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Secret Service announces new rules for Presidential Press Conferences

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updated 11:13 a.m. ET, Mon., Dec. 15, 2008


In the wake of an attack on US President George Bush by a shoe throwing journalist, the US Secret Service announced today that all future presidential press conferences will require that journalists leave their shoes in a yellow shoe-cube wall (requsitioned from the White House Day Care Center) outside of the press room. Journalists will be issued a complimentary set of hospital style "footies" complete with odor-eaters.

When asked "why the odor eaters?" the spokesman for the Secret Service replied... "Have you ever set next to a reporter? They travel for days in the same clothes and are pretty rank most of the time. One took his shoes off on Air Force One last year and the aircraft had to be fumigated."

They also considered banning clothing in total since people could always throw their belts or other items of clothing but quickly abandoned the idea when they recalled the venerable Helen Thomas. "Could you imagine having to look at something like that naked in the press gallery?" one agent was overheard to say.




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THIS IS, OF COURSE, JUST A JOKE!!!


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12-16-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
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Only 1 month 4 days 19 hours 33 minutes 27 seconds left, but who's counting....

Someone is going to be transferred to an Alaskan Moose monitoring station after this one. No excuse for being so slow on the draw.

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Man I hope some secret service goon gets their hand slapped over this!

I can understand missing the first shoe... but the second one? Come on now! Someone should have jumped in front of the prez to "take the shoe"!

On a sidenote, Bush has pretty good reflexes!

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When the female reporters start throwing their panties at the president I will start watching news conferences again.

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12-16-2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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Then there was the guy who put "oder eaters" in his shoes, took two steps and disappeared...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Then there was the guy who put "oder eaters" in his shoes, took two steps and disappeared...
Or the guy who was so full of sh*t that when he died they gave the corpse an enema and buried what was left in a matchbox.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Man I hope some secret service goon gets their hand slapped over this!

I can understand missing the first shoe... but the second one? Come on now! Someone should have jumped in front of the prez to "take the shoe"!

On a sidenote, Bush has pretty good reflexes!

Pat
I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Oops, sorry I said that, now I feel like a heel.

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12-16-2008, 05:48 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=user440;420608]Only 1 month 4 days 19 hours 33 minutes 27 seconds left, but who's counting....
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Only 4 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours 33 minutes 27 seconds left, but who's counting....
12-16-2008, 06:00 PM   #10
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Next step will be to only allow one reporter in at a time in case they want to throw another reporter at him.
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Im all in favour of the 3 Stooges for Secret Service duties ASAP


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Only 1 month 4 days 19 hours 33 minutes 27 seconds left, but who's counting....
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Only 4 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours 33 minutes 27 seconds left, but who's counting....

You might as well go ahead and double your count.
12-16-2008, 10:00 PM   #13
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You might as well go ahead and double your count.
Yup. Forgot he's the obamachrist. dude has done absolutely nothing and he's the messiah. Got my obamachrist ornament from walmart to put on the tree today though.

For Damn Brit:

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dude has done absolutely nothing and he's the messiah.
Exactly... he was not there, he didn't throw the shoe, didn't supply the shoe, and very likely wasn't even involved in planning the shoethrowing action.... and still I predict his name will be mentioned more in this thread than the names of people who were involved with aforementioned actions. So yeah, seems like a candidate for a messiah
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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. I see what you did there...

He could have at least thrown a bunny slipper.
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