How many police officers does it take to get an Olympic torchbearer across the road?
Vans and vans full, according to this video! National must be making a fortune over van rentals for this security detail.
Shot at the end of October on Vancouver Island, the video clearly shows a massive police presence that really-kinda-sorta overwhelms the torch runner in the middle… don’t blink or you will miss the torch altogether!
There are just so many reason this video is so hilarious -in a rather serious way. What you can’t miss is all those RCMP, on bikes, on foot, in cars, in vans, and in that really big black armoured vehicle that someone watching refers to as the bomb squad – note the woman smiling and waving to the crowd as she sits in the back seat of that same armoured vehicle! Must be a Liberal- it’s the only safe place for one in the province right now… but what is the deal with all those mounties? Barack Obama had a smaller detail than this torch bearer- whose torch doesn’t even seem to working properly. I bet you would not have seen this clip on CTV evening news – it just doesn’t give that FEEL GOOD feeling the organizers want everyone to believe every community has at the torches arrival! At least in B.C. that is… after all, we are going through ” Tough economic times”.
A couple of questions: Are all these officers on overtime? Because that torch isn’t exactly speeding along its journey. And if there are that many officers on security detail, where did they all come from? Better yet, whose holding down the fort back home? Geez, I really, REALLY hope those guys didn’t come from Surrey!
But don’t take my word for it, watch for yourself. And add to the discussion below…
***Big, big thanks to Alastair Haythornthwaite whose immortal words “Holy Shit!” concluded his epic film- ( those words courtesy of BC Mary, from her comment below! In my haste to post earlier today, I completely forgot to credit Alastair for this very telling piece of Olympic history…)