Tuesday, October 18, 2011

POTUS Without A TOTUS: Thieves Steal Obama's Teleprompters

By Ed Morrissey
October 18, 2011

Oh, come on. I don’t see what the big deal is in this NBC story from Henrico, VA. Isn’t this just a demonstration of open-source redistributionism?

NBC12 has uncovered one of those stories that makes you think: “How in the world does that happen?!” A truck filled with President Obama’s podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield.
We confirmed an investigation with the U.S. Defense Department. There are still a lot of questions. The biggest one being did the thieves intentionally target the President’s truck or did they take advantage of a crime of opportunity and give a big “uh-oh” when they saw what was inside.
When you see President Obama speak, there is a pretty typical setup including the presidential seal on a podium, the see-thru Teleprompter and a portable sound system.
Thieves saw the truck carrying that equipment and couldn’t resist the target.
POTUS without a TOTUS? Heaven forbid! 

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