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Government Decides Not to Put a Moat Around the White House, Unfortunately

Last year's White House fence jumper incident prompted the National Park Service to consider new methods of beefing up White House security, and since there are no bad ideas in brainstorming, one of the ideas that was reportedly considered was surrounding the White House with a moat. That idea was quickly abandoned, which, as we see it, is a real shame. The White House has been the same old White House for over two centuries; what better way to spice things up than turning it into a medieval castle? Not only should there be a moat, there should also be a drawbridge, knights on horseback, and parapets with punched openings through which the Secret Service could pour boiling tar on invading hordes.

· A Moat, Electric Fence, and Other Ideas for Protecting the White House [Curbed DC]