Where I Was 40 Years Ago (a radio story)

A. Joseph Ross lawyer@attorneyross.com
Sat Nov 22 01:37:17 EST 2003

On 21 Nov 2003 at 17:10, Sid Schweiger wrote:

> and the Presidency...for example, the principle (now firmly entrenched,
> thanks to that day in Dallas) that an American President cannot ride down
> the main streets of an American city without being the target of gunfire. 
> No American President since Kennedy has attempted to do so, and even if
> one wanted to, the Secret Service would veto it immediately.  

Actually, in January 1969, Nixon opened the top of his limo, while riding back to the White 
House from his inauguration.  And as I watched it on television, I kept thinking of the back of 
his head, where Kennedy took a bullet.

In 1977, Jimmy Carter walked from the Capitol back to the White House.

These weren't considered very risky actions, since (a) the Secret Service had all of 
Pennsylvania Avenue covered, and (b) Carter's actions were impromptu, and an impromptu 
action is considered safer, since potential assassins will not have planned on it.

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