The punditry has been enjoying vicariously Bush's "rock star" visit to Albania. But something about this video has bugged me from the beginning: W
June 11, 2007

The punditry has been enjoying vicariously Bush's "rock star" visit to Albania.

But something about this video has bugged me from the beginning:

Why aren't the Secret Service protecting the President?  Why are they allowing the Albanians to get so close and actually ruffle the man's hair?

 And then a commenter (forgive me, your screenname is a little difficult to recreate in a post) pointed out why the Secret Service really wasn't protecting the President.  If you look at the :50 second mark, there's a watch with a black wristband...at the 1:00 minute mark...it's no longer there.  That's right, those adoring Albanians--who have actually issued postage with Bush's face--were mugging the President.  Pretty ballsy, if you ask me.  After all, look at what he did to a country that actually posed no threat.

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