Figures. Book Tosser Is a Crackpot Obamabot

There were 1,078 articles today written about Barack Obama’s speech Sunday in Philadelphia.
As of 10PM CST last night only one article, written by Britain’s Daily Mail, mentioned that a book was tossed at his head.

It narrowly missed him.

Once again, it took the British press to report on this incident.
(The Daily Mail)

Now we know why the media ignored this story.
The book tosser was an Obama supporter.
Via JWF and the AP:

The Secret Service says it questioned and released an overexuberant fan of President Barack Obama who had tossed a paperback book near the president at a Philadelphia rally on Sunday.

Spokesman Ed Donovan said the man had written the book and hoped the president would read it. Donovan said agents concluded the man posed no danger.

Obama seemed not to notice the book that landed near him on an outdoor stage after he finished speaking to a large crowd Sunday. The president had turned his back to shake hands with people on another side of the stage.

No wonder the state-run media ignored the story.

Sajid Ali Khan, the book tosser and Obama supporter, wrote about his lunacy on a blog last night.

SK
Yesterday was one of the most dramatic days of my life. Daring, courage and lunacy was all involved. I went to the President Obama rally, in Philadelphia. Usually I am able to place myself at a point where I can shake the hand of the President and talk to him. This time I was one fence away so there was no way I could speak to him. There was five rows of people between me and the President. I was still about 10′ away from him. So I held up my book and as soon as he looked at me I tilted the book to show him that I wanted to give it to him. I did it a few times when he looked towards my direction. The President is extremely intelligent and is always looking for new ideas so I could see that he took several good looks at the book. But he did not say anything. I realized that it was going no where. So I tried to focus on Vice President Biden. I tried to jester towards him, I kind of felt that he did not mind my throwing it to him. So I threw the book towards his feet. The book almost floated in a magical curve. I thought it would land off the stage but it floated and landed in front of the Vice President. I made a V sign and gave him a thumbs up and he enjoyed the whole episode and was smiling and gave me back a thumbs up. As if saying he got it. A secret service officer ran up to the stage and picked it up and soon I was surrounded by the secret service. I was interrogated by a few officers. They said it is a very serious crime to throw an object at the President of the United States, even if it is a book and I am to be locked up till they made sure I meant no harm. However the Chief Officer was very professional and I told him if the Vice President welcomed my behavior then how come it is a crime. Anyway one officer ran a background check and he finally said that my record is clean and that I am good. I explained to the chief officer the whole idea how I need to take my work to the President. He said that this is not the way. I talked to him for over an hour. He said that according to procedure he will file a report and send it with the book to the White House. Then he let me go with a warning that if I did anything like this again I would be banned from any future rallies.

The unlucky part is that when the book landed on the stage President Obama was almost off the stage shaking hands with the front row. I am sure he would have taken the book right there if he saw it next to him.

Also there was no way I could have thrown the book at him. So I was very cautious and threw it away from him. Any way I am doing all I can. I met at least one very promising senior officer from New York City. We immediately bonded and chatted for a little while. He asked me to email him my work!

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