CHICAGO, April 11, 2013 - No one recognized the man and his wife as they shopped at the Chanel Store on
After shopping, the mystery couple were escorted to two waiting black security vans followed by two police cars. A Secret Service agent halted me until the duo was “in the clear.”
Who was this mystery official? Is it a member of President Obama’s cabinet? Or a visiting head of state? Can anyone take a guess?
Why were precious local law enforcement resources diverted to this shopping excursion?
As I said, no one knew who these “shoppers” were. I stopped a group of young teen girls, who witnessed the Secret Service song and dance, and asked them if they knew who the mystery couple was.
“Barack Obama’s half-brother from
When I said the man and his wife were unrecognizable, I meant it. I also asked the teens if they knew
“Do you think the police should be protecting those shoppers or protecting the people of
“Everyone should be protected,” said one of the teens.
“But you aren’t protected. They had two
“I think it makes sense because people are out to get them,” explained one teen.
“Obama’s targeted,” said another.
“Are the majority of people who are shot in
“Probably more like us,” said the teen.
“Don’t you think you should have more protection than they do?”
“Well, they are special.” explained the girl.
Special. Privileged. Americans have been reprogrammed to accept these words; our founding fathers reacted against them.
Last week, 300-400 teenagers took to
Twenty-five people were wounded in shootings this weekend in
Since January, the media have been drumming up hysteria about the sequester’s automatic spending cuts. President Obama heightened the drama by ordering an end to White House tours to the public, obvious cutbacks to national park budgets - anything that would help him demonize Republican opposition.
But he and First Lady Michelle Obama have yet to cut back on their lavish vacations at taxpayer expense, Secret Service and local law enforcement in tow.
In the end, it’s all about the Obama Administration and its priorities.
Diverting police resources in crime-ridden
Well, then again, it is Chanel.
William J. Kelly is an Emmy award-winning TV producer and conservative columnist. He is also a contributor to the American Spectator and Breitbart.com. He is a native from Chicago’s Southside.
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