The Washington Times - January 21, 2009, 09:41AM

President Barack Obama was wearing “bullet-resistant” clothing during his inaugural events, Slate is reporting.

“Bulletproof” and “bullet resistant” are not the same thing.


If something is bulletproof, it will stop a bullet dead in its tracks.  If something is bullet resistant, it will give the bullet a stern talking to.

I wonder if Obama is the first president to wear lightweight body armor — in a noncombat zone.  Oh, wait.  Congress was there.  Never mind.