Book Thrower Just Kind of an Idiot

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That weird book-throwing incident at an Obama rally in Philadelphia yesterday was neither some nefarious plot to assassinate Obama by paper cut nor a political statement of any kind. After apprehending and questioning the man responsible, the Secret Service determined that he was simply an "over exuberant person who wrote a book that he wanted the president to read." So he just threw it at him. Even though the book never found its way to Obama, it still would have been a great publicity stunt, but the Secret Service has decided not to charge the man, and therefore isn't releasing his name.

'Exuberant' author aims for President, meets Secret Service [Political Ticker/CNN]