Today I was in a meeting with a person famous enough to have his very own Wikipedia page sporting a photo of him with Vice President Dick Cheney. The meeting was in a gated/secure White House facility. I was disappointed with the security, though. I mean, there was a metal detector, sure. But if I want to get on an airplane they make me take my shoes off and run them through an x-ray machine. These yahoos didn't even make me untie my shoes. Amateurs.