Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I wonder what the Secret Service will do?
I note with glee that a British billionaire, Mr. Alki David, has offered one million dollars to the first person who succeeds in streaking, fully naked, in the presence of President Barak Obama.
There are obvious logistical difficulties, of course, like getting close enough to the President in the first place - his Secret Service escorts are a bit paranoid about that sort of thing. Then there's the problem of where to attempt the feat. The money will only be paid if the streaker is "in front of" the President. Would it qualify if the streaker were a hundred yards away? I doubt it. Wannabe millionaires will have to pick a venue where they can get a lot closer; and the aforementioned Secret Service will be hyper-vigilant in such places.
Then, of course, there are the possible charges involved. Given the time-honored US Marine Corps cadence of "This is my rifle, this is my gun" (link is to a YouTube video clip), could a streaker be charged with a firearms offense for exposing his 'weapon'?