Re: Finger up the arse assassination
Obama visited Darwin a few years back and caused massive disruption. Roads were closed, the city centre was effectively locked down and you couldn't park anywhere near the flight path into the airport. While driving into work teh day before the visit I spotted a heavily built man in plain (but hugely inappropriate for a tropical city like Darwin) clothing checking out buildings on the street near my office (we are near the airport). Was almost tempted to stop and ask him about his career in the secret service.
The authorities also made an effort clear out all the indigenous homeless who hang around the city. Can't have the prez seeing them. They never bother any other time.