Thursday, April 17, 2008

An example of what it's been like in DC

Eternal Word Television Network: Blog - Joan's Rome by Joan Lewis:
St. Paul’s College, where I am staying, is on Fourth Street, NE Washington, and is about 100 yards from the main building of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference and perhaps half a mile from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. From 3 this afternoon to 7:30 this evening, no one may enter or leave St. Paul’s, no cars may be parked on the premises and no one is allowed to be near a window or looking out a window during that time. You see, the Pope will be boarding the popemobile at the USCCB offices for the short ride to the shine where he will meet with U.S. bishops shortly after 5 p.m.
I would have died. Because I wouldn't have been able to resist peeking out of a window, and the Secret Service, spying a brown, bearded face, would have gone "bang bang!" :)

2 comments:

Zadok the Roman said...

no one is allowed to be near a window or looking out a window during that time

Gosh!

How could that be constitutional? One would have thought that where one stands inside one's own home could not reasonably be obstructed in such a manner.

Gashwin said...

I'm sure there are precedents that established the legality of this: the security of the President and visiting Heads of State trumps all!