The pols inevitably get most if not all of the ink when the president comes to town, and when they don’t, the celebs do.
But the members of the president’s security detail — the Secret Service, Greenwich cops and State Police — deserve a mention.
Most people never get to see the yeomen’s work that goes on behind the scenes when the POTUS visits.
• Like the cops standing watch along a mile-and-a-half stretch of North Street, many of them posted at the end of driveways, three hours before the president’s arrival.
• The state trooper with the bomb-sniffing dog at the gate of Conyers Farm rummaging through the trunks of cars — and my hockey skates — in a steady and at-times torrential rain.
• Like the Secret Service agent who was searching high and low for a fire extinguisher just on the chance that some member of the press corps — or heaven forbid one of the paying customers — got too close to a burning candle.
There was a tornado watch in effect for part of New York City during the president’s visit to Connecticut.
Conditions were downright tough, even for the valet parking attendants who had to double-time it a quarter mile in pouring rain to retrieve people’s cars that had to be kept far away for security reasons.
I forgive you for getting Ron Howard his Volvo before my car.