Shaq Thought (Wrongly) He Could Waltz into White House

by July 28, 2009
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The Secret Service doesn’t bend its rules, not even for O’Neal: ”I went to the gate,’ he said. ‘They were nice. They said, ‘Shaq, we can’t do it.’ I said, ‘I understand. Understood.’ And he didn’t try to argue his way in? ‘Never that,’ he said. ‘Never that. No way.’ (This was, of course, a slightly different tone than on his Twitter feed, where he responded to rejection with this: ‘The white house wouldn’t let me in, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.”‘)