Opening Act: Secretly Serviced

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April 16 2012 8:35 AM

Opening Act: Secretly Serviced

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A Secret Service watches as Marine One passes the Washington monument while approaching the South Lawn of the White House with US President Barack Obama on board March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Obama was returning from a two-day trip to Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Ohio where he stumped the economy and energy. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.