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Throwback – Political Encounters


On Monday I hinted that there were further stories involving Secretary Kerry, the Secret Service and big name politicians.  Yes, there are.  First, a little background.

I live in New Hampshire.  Anyone who has paid attention to US presidential politics may know that this means that anyone hoping to become the President of the United States spends a lot of time in my state.  In various events, house parties, fund raisers, open speeches and rallies I have seen Congresspeople, sitting Senators, former Senators, future Senators, Governors (past present and future), cabinet members (past, present and future) and Presidents (former, present and future).  I’ve shaken many hands and have stood inches away from a Senator giving a speech (I tried to hide in a corner and he came and stood next to me; I’m not sure why…).  So seeing high level politicians and the Secret Service is a normal part of NH life.  I also once saw, during his brief retirement, Secretary Kerry speak  to a small gathering on Nantucket.  I think the topic was the environment.

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Lunch on Saturday


So, wandering around the water front after touring the Harpoon Brewery we decided to have a relatively late lunch.  As long as we were going to have lunch we decided we’d go in style so went to Legal Harborside.  You wouldn’t think there would be a problem with 3 floors of dining and with us running a little after noon, but when we got there we found a wait for the dining room.  Well, a table off to the side in the front windows was open with no wait.  No great view of the harbor, just a city street, but still, we had a table and we could eat.

I had noticed a lot of police on the way up to the door but I didn’t think about it.  As we sat we watched more and more police and then we noticed some Secret Service people.  OK, who could be coming?  If it was the president or either of the two candidates I don’t think we’d get in without a security check.  I looked around and saw some photographers on the stairway to the second floor intermixed with secret Service (I have seen Secret Service quite a few times.  I know what they look like and can tell them from a body guard trying to look like Secret Service.) Continue reading