Friday, January 16, 2009

And you thought Fort Knox was protected....

I was thinking the other day about inauguration security and I don't think we need to worry about. Not because they aren't people who would love to get a shot at Obama, but it'll be way too hard. My wife made the point that they may be some crazy nut who'll try anyway, and that is a valid point. But this is what they'll face: unprecedented security effort. It will be overseen by the U.S. Secret Service and will include 7,500 active-duty soldiers, 10,000 National Guard troops and 25,000 law-enforcement officers, security officials said.

The lone nut wouldn't have the training you would need to defeat this kind of security force. The only ones who do are the highly trained, ex-military, special forces types. And those guys are way too smart to try something with that many eyeballs looking for anyone to shoot. Your greatest weapon is surprise and the lack of suspicion, and both will be in short supply on Tuesday.

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