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December 25, 2014

“His hands,” Ms. Tyson said, “are very soft.”

Driver Wanted for Obama Motorcade. Novice Welcome.

Bringing up the rear were police cars with their lights flashing and a Secret Service ambulance that follows the president wherever he travels. And in between were several vans filled with White House staff members and journalists, being piloted by volunteers like Natalie Tyson, a 24-year-old Bay Area graduate student wearing fluorescent orange sunglasses.... “If the motorcade ever comes under fire, it’s going to be a problem,” he said. “There are so many non-law-enforcement vehicles that it’s going to be a goat rope. Everyone will be responding, police officers and the Secret Service, and it will be all these people running around in a panic like the last scene of the ‘Blues Brothers’ movie, when there’s the big police chase that ends in a wreck of 50 police cars.”
(Oh the country's in the very best of hands!)

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Goat rope, uh? The Blues Brothers movie ended with all the bad guys crashed; let's hope this one will be funnier.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 26, 2014 5:37 AM

The new So-Ni film will be "The Cat Herder" starring 'Baraco' Bama in big white wooly chaps as the Ramrod.

Best scene: Baraco approaches Mr. Tyson with a bottle of lanolin, a twinkle dressed only in those chaps.

All this takes place in the last car of the motorcade.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 26, 2014 6:16 AM

"in big white wooly chaps as the Ramrod."

Emergency eyewash in aisle 3!

Posted by: Van der Leun [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 26, 2014 8:14 AM

There's more than a million reasons the world looks at this country as a clown show. Are you embarrassed yet?

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 26, 2014 12:56 PM

Didn't National Security Council spokesgimp Tommy Vietor start out as a campaign van driver? He of "Dude, ti [Benghazi] was two years ago" infamy.

Posted by: butch [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 26, 2014 10:34 PM

I think it safe to say that "amateurs" will not find themselves any closer to one of "The Beast" than for a photo op.
Properly trained, I'd like to think they make useful idiots for a momentum/mass part of the equation involving expendable cannon fodder.
If such folks are unaware of this position going in...so much the better.

Posted by: CaptDMO [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 27, 2014 5:49 AM

Yes, I expect his hands are soft.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 28, 2014 11:06 AM

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