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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:43 AM

Last week, a Blimp. This week, POTUS in my little berg!

Last week, I looked up and saw something I've never seen over Auburn, NY... a blimp!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017138819

That was cool, but this is much cooler:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/obama_advance_team_surveying_auburns_holiday_inn_for_thursday_night_stay.html

Auburn, NY -- Members of President Barak Obama's advance team are at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, surveying the building as a possible overnight site for Thursday's Obama visit.

Sources say all rooms at the Holiday Inn have been booked for Obama's visit. According to the Holiday Inn website, Auburn Holiday Inn rooms are not available Wednesday or Thursday night, but are available Tuesday and Friday nights.

The Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn's newest hotel, also has rooms fully booked from Wednesday through Friday, according to the Inn's website.

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Police agencies have begun discussing security details in Auburn at the Holiday Inn and at the house of Harriet Tubman, the leader of the anti-slavery resistance network known as the Underground Railroad, according to a source.

Obama also could visit the nearby historic home of former U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, who was a friend to Tubman. The president has made it clear in speeches that Tubman and Seward were key figures in American history that he admires.


Last POTUS to come to town was Harry Truman in 1948 - so this is a very big deal for my little town!!!

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Rhiannon12866 Aug 2013 #5

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:47 AM

1. K&R! Very cool!

Any chance he'll swing East? We haven't had a POTUS visit my little NY burg since President Clinton in 2006. He helped turn our Congressional election blue...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 07:11 AM

2. I remember!

I was there.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:57 PM

3. Are you planning to get this POTUS to shake the other hand?

I remember that you said you'd never wash the hand that President Clinton shook!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 08:21 PM

4. I would attempt to shake his hand...

...except the fear of drones!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 11:13 PM

5. You're a liberal Democrat, don't think he's all that worried about you

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