Wednesday, November 16, 2011
It looks like the President made quite a splash in Down Under.
While the President was off impressing the rest of the world, here in America somebody decided to shoot his house.
A 21-year-old Hispanic man was arrested in Pennsylvania on Wednesday in connection with a shooting in which a White House window was struck by a bullet, the US Secret Service said.
Oscar Ortega-Hernandez was arrested by state police at a hotel near Indiana, Pennsylvania, the Secret Service special agent in charge, Edwin Donovan, said.
"On Wednesday afternoon at approximately 12:35 pm (4.35am AEDT today), based on information generated by Secret Service agents from the Pittsburgh Field Office, Pennsylvania State Police Troop A located and arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez at a hotel near Indiana, Pennsylvania," Donovan said in a statement.
"Ortega-Hernandez is currently in the custody of the Pennsylvania State Police," it said.
Now if this were a Republican in the White House, and I were Fox News, I would start screaming about a liberal plot to kill the President, But since we are on the more rational side of the internet I will assume that this is just an isolated incident by a deranged individual, and NOT a conservative plot.
However I really WOULD like it explained to me how a mentally impaired man was able to get his hands on an AK-47?
I am just thankful that the President and Mrs. Obama were well out of harm's way, while this man was exercising his 2nd Amendment rights. Isn't THAT how the GOP frames these kinds of episodes? Well at least when they are directed at this President of course.
(Pictures courtesy of The Obama Diary.)