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September 25, 2012

Flashback: In 2008, Obama Discovered The Amazing Fact That The Mount Rushmore Shootout in North By Northwest Was Not, In Fact, Filmed on Mount Rushmore

As the media makes Romney's airplane-window joke a serious attack on him -- and, by the way, it was a joke--

"Basically he was retelling the story and when he said ‘I don’t know why they don’t have roll down windows on airplanes,’ he looked at the audience and everyone laughed,” Everitt told TheBlaze. “It was a clearly delivered joke … There were 1,000 people there that will tell you the same thing.”

...let us cast our minds back to 2008, when Obama learned that sometimes movies fake things that are impossible to film.

He did express curiosity about the filming of a chase scene in “North by Northwest,” Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint that included a death-defying scramble over Rushmore’s presidential faces.

“How did they get up there in the first place?” he asked ranger Wesley Jensen.

“They didn’t. It was a movie set,” Jensen told him.

“Pretty spiffy, isn’t it,” said the Illinois senator, summing up his overall impressions.

Didn't seem to be a joke.


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