Obama And The Billboard

To: Ashcraft
From: Stephen
Re: Heading Back To Red Dead

I just finished Red Dead yesterday. You're in for a treat.

Remember that billboard I showed you yesterday? No changes to it. But, last night, people lined up on Houston Street to watch Barack Obama and his motorcade drive by.


I stumbled into the crowd of people while I was walking to the subway to go home. I assumed there had been a car accident. Why else would traffic have been backed up one way on Bowery, with sirens flashing all over the place? I got closer to the Houston Street and realized people were behind barricades and that cops were everywhere. I asked a guy what was going on and, at first, I thought he said "bomb." Nope. He said "Obama."

I shot a short video of people waiting. The notorious billboard is in the background.

What drama. Weird that so many people lined up, no?

A few minutes after I shot my video, Obama's very long motorcade full of motorcycles, sedans and trucks drove by. I thought I shot a video of that, but it's not on my iPhone. Sorry!


You know, it was dark and Obama's car windows were tinted — you can tell which one is his car because it has the Presidential Seal on the side — so you couldn't see anything. A guy on his cell phone told his friend, "Your man Barack just drove by." Someone else said he waved. Please. You couldn't see a thing.

I guess Obama drove by, but maybe that was the decoy! Who knows?

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