Police Take Down Woman at LAX Trying to get to Obama

Updated: The Secret Service informed us that the photo is of Airport Police and not them, as initially reported by the AP.


All Brenda Lee (not that Brenda Lee) wanted to do was give President Obama a letter this morning at LAX. That ended up being a big fat nope.com from the LAX Airport Police. Lee was credentialed as press and deemed to not be an immediate threat to the President. (UDPATE: She is a reporter from the Georgia Informer and here's some of how it went down)

Anyway, Obama was in town for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, which prompted protests outside it at the Beverly Hilton. Among those who paid over $30,000 for a pair of dinner tickets included "Seth Rogen, Ron Howard, Kiefer Sutherland and Tyler Perry and politically active industry types like Chris Albrecht, Bruce Cohen, Bryan Lourd. Peter and Megan Chernin, Ron and Kelly Meyer, Skip Paul and Alan and Cindy Horn, according to Variety.

Other heavy weights and notable names appearing for a reception or to give support were Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ari Emanuel, Casey Wasserman, Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish, Zachary Quinto and Jamie Foxx.