Book-Thrower Just Wanted Obama to ... Read His Book

Books are not 'dangerous objects,' says Secret Service
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Oct 12, 2010 1:55 AM CDT
Updated Oct 12, 2010 5:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – The man who threw a book at President Obama at a rally Sunday was an over-exuberant author, not a security threat, the Secret Service says. The "exuberant' author, who has not been identified, simply wanted the president to read his book, CNN notes. He was questioned and released without charge. "A book isn't considered a dangerous object," a Secret Service rep explains. "The person threw a book on stage and our agents acted appropriately." But that guy who streaked? Not so appropriate.

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