The Obama Motorcade Down Houston Street [Video]

Posted on: July 29th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

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Yesterday evening, it seemed as though all of downtown Manhattan was under lockdown, thanks to President Obama’s visit.  Police were on nearly every single corner. By the time our commander-in-chief motored down Houston to Anna Wintour’s residence on Sullivan Street, however, it was nearly dusk.

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And there was no way in hell we could grab any usable snapshots of him. Not if those rooftop snipers had their say.

Of course, the motorcade proper was quite the spectacle.  From the first motorcycles to the last cop cruisers, the parade of sirens clocked in at well over a minute.  In a way, it sort of felt like the over-the-top opening scene from Spaceballs.  Here’s a refresher:

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