Barack Obama, President Obama — November 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Bullet hits the White House


In case any of us are laboring under any misconceptions about the fact that our president is basically in mortal danger just doing his job, this news from Associated Press is a wake-up call:

WASHINGTON— The Secret Service says a bullet hit an exterior window of the White House and was stopped by ballistic glass.

An additional round of ammunition was also found on the exterior of the White House. The bullets were found Tuesday.

The discovery follows reports of gunfire near the White House on Friday. Witnesses heard shots and saw two speeding vehicles in the area. An AK-47 rifle was also recovered.

The Secret Service says it has not conclusively connected Friday’s incident with the bullets found on the White House grounds. U.S. Park Police have an arrest warrant out for Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, who is believed to be connected to the earlier incident.

Thanks the gods for the Secret Service and ballistic glass…