A few days ago Omar Gonzalez vaulted over the White House fence and made it all the way into the front door of the residence. You probably know that already.
Today the Secret Service announced that they would step up security. Included in their statement was this tidbit:
But some changes already have been made. The Secret Service stepped up security around the White House perimeter and “after Friday night’s incident, when the (front) door is not in use, it will be secured,” Earnest said.
I’ve lived in big cities, including a few fairly low-rent neighborhoods. And the second rule you learn is to lock the [email protected]#$%^ doors of the house, apartment, or mobile home! (The first rule is to always — always — lock your car’s doors.)
But the front door of the White House was unlocked. The only possible conclusion is that the Obama family is not from Chicago.