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Posted at 2:42 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Being president seems unpleasant

By Ezra Klein

I know this is just supposed to be a funny gotcha, but my strong hunch is that the post-9/11 security apparatus surrounding the president of the United States of America and his family is vastly more annoying and disruptive than anything that happens when I go to an airport.

By Ezra Klein  | November 23, 2010; 2:42 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama, President  
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Don't forget this:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/no-security-pat-downs-for-boehner/?scp=2&sq=boehner&st=cse

Posted by: jnc4p | November 23, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

"I know this is just supposed to be a funny gotcha, ...."

Working at three start-ups, a consulting firm, an investment bank, the Economist, etc. is liable to turn one into a silly bovine.

Posted by: pneogy | November 23, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Wow. That was really stupid. Like really stupid. What do you even do with that kind of stupid? I know...Give it a job at The Atlantic magazine. At least it keeps that extreme stupidity off the streets, where it could do some real damage.

Posted by: slag | November 23, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing it doesn't involve letting the Secret Service look at him naked.

Posted by: pj_camp | November 23, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

McMegan, of course, I should have known. Must she be wrong about absolutely everything?

Posted by: randrewm | November 23, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Ezra,
Proper etiquette requires identification of links that have a significant downside to them. Thus we expect a (pdf) following a link to a pdf to let us know that we can avoid a long download before viewing contents; NSFW lets us know that if we play the linked video at work we will either get confronted with content that is Not Safe For Work. Similarly, McMegan links should ALWAYS carry an indicator warning of the assault on our intellect.

Please be mindful of the rules of good behavior.

Posted by: grooft | November 24, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

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