Green Party candidate David Curtis went to hear Bill Clinton at a Harry Reid rally in Las Vegas on June 10th, 2010 and was questioned by the Secret Service
Originally posted to Green Change: 06.11.2010
By: David Curtis Published: 06.11.2010
...I’m sitting in the back of a large gym, in the bleachers, reading a book. A plain clothes security person in a black t-shirt points at me and asks me to come with him, so I do. He takes me to the vestibule of a public restroom. There are two other men. A Secret Service man shows me ID. There is a Metropolitan Police officer also.
SS: The reason we brought you back here is someone complained.
DC: Complained about what? I was sitting there reading a book?
SS: What’s your name?
DC: David Curtis.
SS: Do you have any weapons or drugs in your bag?
DC: I think I have a Swiss army knife
SS: A Swiss army knife, were you in the military?
(SS goes through my bag, thumbs through my notepad)
SS: What's this? (points to a sketch in my notepad)
DC: It's a sketch of the fire place at my house.
SS: Are you a Harry Reid supporter?
DC: Well the GOP candidate (for Senate) isn’t any good, I’m the Green Party candidate for Governor…
SS: The Green Party candidate for Governor...what’s the Green Party?
DC: You know...uh, Ralph Nader…ran for president a few times…uh, we're environmental…
SS: Is the Green Party closer to the Republicans or to the Democrats in the political spectrum?
DC: It’s sort of in the middle of them...I guess.
SS: Why are you here tonight?
DC: To hear Clinton. He's sort of a celebrity. It’s a little weird since I’m running against Reid’s kid, I’ll just stay in the back and be quiet…
SS: How do you feel about president Clinton, do you have any ill feelings towards him?
DC: I’ve never heard him speak live, I thought it was a little weird that there were no metal detectors.
SS: Metal detectors? Why?
DC: You know, a public place...
SS: Where do you live?
DC: ...In Las Vegas.
SS: How did you get here?
DC: I drove my (redacted) car.
SS: Your (redacted) car... well, just so we are on the same page here, we're going to let you go back out there, but there are a lot of cops here tonight, so no going up for pictures or shaking hands.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Las Vegas, NV, US
My Role: I was an invited guest of the Reid campaign
Additional Credits: Paranoia in general and the US Government