Skip to comments.Durbin says Obama needs Secret Service in part because he's black
Posted on 05/05/2007 4:19:13 AM PDT by greedo
Concerns about Sen. Barack Obama's safety that led to him getting a Secret Service detail "had a lot to do with race," Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday.
"I wished we lived in a country where that is not a problem, but it still is," Durbin said. "The fact that Barack Obama is such a highly visible African-American candidate, I think increases his vulnerability."
Obama, vying to become America's first black president, received his Secret Service protection Thursday. It was earlier than any other presidential candidate, excluding Hillary Clinton, who is protected as a former first lady.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Chicago for Rep. Jan Schakowsky's Ultimate Women's Power Lunch at the Chicago Hilton, was on the panel that recommended Obama be guarded by federal agents.
"I would just say this -- the bipartisan leadership committee that makes this decision, it didn't take long to decide that it would be important for Sen. Obama to have this security," Pelosi said.
The country's first female House speaker, flanked by Secret Service agents, said she couldn't share details, but added: "Suffice to say that it was self-evident that Sen. Obama attracts a great deal of attention wherever he goes, so it was thought, under those circumstances, that he should have" it.
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I am certain that the Secret Service will protect him from
all possible threats.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Thats a shame, michelle obama is one of the best anti-obama weapons out there. Please let her talk!
Yeah, we wished you lived in another country too and not just in another world.
Well, Mrs. Obama seems much more respectful and appreciative of the USSS than the Toons ever were. I’ll give her points for that :)
is he hangin’ wit gangsta’s?
I suspect they released a statement rather than allowing her to talk.
I would imagine your right though about the respect.....after all who could have less respect for those that serve, than the clintons.
Obama needs protection because the democrats can no longer control their moonbats.
imagine if he lived in france or germany, where race riots happen daily
ping to the halfrican
George Bush needs SS protection in part because he is white.
I was under the impression that Obama was receiving personal threats, but this article makes it sound like that wasn’t the case.
The aim, no doubt, was to make it seem as if some “right wing” nutcase would like to harm Obama for his “uppittyness”.
Unfortunately, having a bitch for a wife doesn’t keep you out of the White House.
OK, I just noticed the article is from the Sun Times,
it figures the tone would be what it is... 8^(
Racial demagoguery will be endless with Osama in the race.
Anyone of any color needs protection if they are gaining on Hellery, but Durbin is too chicken to say that out loud for fear that he’ll find his cat dead.
So just becuase a half black man is injected into front runnership it is suddenly a dangerous 3rd world country, thanks Dhims.
All the candidates,are equal, but some candidates,are more equal than others.
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