President Obama's rally in Philadelphia on Sunday was filled with surprises: not only was a streaker arrested in the process of trying to win $1 million, a book was thrown at the president as he waved to the audience after wrapping up his speech:
It is rather disturbing to see an object fly so close to the head of the leader of the free world--the last time this happened, an Iraqi journalist was hurling his shoes at President Bush--but the Secret Service has said the man who threw the book did not intend to harm the president: he had actually written the book and hoped Obama would read it.
The person who threw the book was just an over exuberant person. Our agents observed him throw it, detained him and interviewed him. He threw a book he had written onto the stage hoping the President would read it. He was deemed to not be a threat and released with no charges.