Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Schott's Miscellany 3 December 2009

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway (1947)


After the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, by Leon Czolgosz, Congress charged the Secret Service with protecting the President of the United States. Nowadays, the Secret Services is mandated by law to protect:
---the president, th evice president (or other individuals next in order of succession to the office of the President)
---the president-elect and vice president-elect
---the immediate families of the above individuals
---former presidents and their spouses for their lifetimes, except when the spouse remarries (in 1997, congressional legislation became effective limiting Secret Service protection to former presidents for a period of not more than 10 years from the date the former president leaves office [Bill Clinton will be the last president to enjoy lifelong protection])
---children of former presidents until age 16
---visiting heads of foreign states or governments and their spouses traveling with them, other distinguished foreign visitors to the United States, and official representatives of the United States performing special missions abroad
---major presidential and vice presidential candidates and their spouses, within 120 days of a presidential election

I am willing to love all mankind, except an American.
Samuel Johnson (1709-84)
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