He did express curiosity about the filming of a chase scene in “North by Northwest,” Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint that included a death-defying scramble over Rushmore’s presidential faces.
“How did they get up there in the first place?” he asked ranger Wesley Jensen.
“They didn’t. It was a movie set,” Jensen told him.
“Pretty spiffy, isn’t it,” said the Illinois senator, summing up his overall impressions.
I’m a little bit surprised that Obama didn’t know about this. It’s the same technique that’s made him the front-runner for the Democratic nomination thus far. It’s amazing what you can conjure with some plywood nailed up over a hollow frame and painted really pretty, complete with a legion of storytellers making sure they tell you just how real the illusion is.
I am waiting for the MSM comparisons to Dan Qualye. Any moment now they should be coming in. Aaaaaaaaaaany moment.