Vice President Biden was in St. Louis on Thursday to take credit for the Smashing success of the stimulus package. %9.8 unemployment is worth bragging about. Especially when we spent $800 Billion to get there. I'd be bragging too!
I heard from a friend and fellow blogger who was in the event that there were tickets still available. So I went to the venue and approached the front door with my camera in tow. The officer at the door asked me who I was with. I said no one really, I'm a blogger. He then directed me to the press entrance. When I got to the press area I went through security, had my ID checked and was issued a White House Press Pass. I was in for about 20 minutes or so when something changed. Here is what happened next.
I suspect that someone on Biden's staff looked at my site and wanted me gone. They used a legitimate means of doing so. I am NOT saying they were wrong for removing me from the press area. They had every right to based on the press pass deadline. But they were letting the general public in the front door. What would have been the harm in me sitting in the audience? Instead they escorted me completely off of the property.
AM I THAT DANGEROUS??
Thank You Again To The Secret Service Agents And St. Louis County Police Officers Who Were Just Doing Their Jobs! Following Orders. They were SUPER COOL TO ME despite the situation. Much Respect.