Friday, June 14, 2013

So this trip won't cost quite as much, since

they won't have to buy new rifles for the protection detail.
The president and first lady had also planned to take a Tanzanian safari as part of the trip, which would have required the president’s special counterassault team to carry sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds that could neutralize cheetahs, lions or other animals if they became a threat, according to the planning document. 

But officials said Thursday that the safari had been canceled in favor of a trip to Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner.
Cheetahs... CHEETAHS? Are they effing SERIOUS?

And yeah, I can see a bunch of Secret Service guys carrying .375 H&H or .416 Jefferies rifles to protect the 'safari'...

Yeah, I know, sniper rifles with high-caliber rounds; remember, it IS the WP.

1 comment:

Keith said...

would those be the $15,000 a piece Remminton bribe rifles - or even more expensive?

a cheetah (or even a leopard)- that'll take all of a .22 hornet or a load of 00 buck to drop...