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Come On, White House, You Know You Want That Moat

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In an effort to beef up security after a series of minor breaches, the White House reportedly considered, very briefly, a moat. That idea was quickly abandoned, of course, but now the temporary security improvements to the fence have been revealed and they look, as Gizmodo points out, distinctly medieval. Consciously or not, the Secret Service is telling us something here: they want that moat. We all want that moat. Let's make the moat happen, and, while we're at it, let's get a lake witch to live in the moat and magically put a sword in a rock and whoever pulls the sword out gets to be the next president.

· The White House Needs a New Fence (No, a Moat Won't Work) [Wired, via Gizmodo]
· Government Decides Not to Put a Moat Around the White House, Unfortunately [Flipped]