May 1st, 2009
05:32 PM ET

Beat 360° 5/1/09

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US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki hands an airhorn to US President Barack Obama to start the White House to Light House Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.

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soundoff (254 Responses)
  1. Paul - East Bay, CA

    It has multiple uses Mr. President You may also decide to use it when giving speeches when the likes of Larry Summers is in the audience !

    May 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  2. Jane G

    Agent POTUS this is your new secret weapon. It looks like a simple airhorn, but if you push this button it becomes an inflatable speed boat for you and your Portuguese water dog to utilize should you need to make an exhilarating escape.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  3. Fai Murphy

    We've already got the nation's youth behind you – this is how we'll get the older generation to look past race and actually listen to what you have to say!

    Elizabeth, PA

    May 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  4. Tracey

    Next time you see Bo squatting in the oval office, Mr. President, just push here and you'll solve that little problem with the housekeeping staff.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  5. Orla Stuart, Santa Cruz CA

    Thanks, Eric. Due to cut backs, we've had to eliminate the White House P.A. system. This will suffice just fine!

    May 1, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  6. Garry - White Rock, Canada

    And, if you purse your lips like this ... it sounds just like this ...
    then watch how fast they clear the area !

    May 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm |
  7. d. griffith

    We got your back. Just push this button when you are ready to start the Supreme Court fight.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm |
  8. Tarja, Finland

    In this age of the Facebook ,MySpace and Twitter, it`s good to know that some forms of communication are as simple to use.
    Just press the button and the reaction is instant.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  9. Fai Murphy

    Yes . . . this was used to torture POW's.

    Elizabeth, PA

    May 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  10. Sheila Stuart, CA

    Good! Now I can sneak up behind Bill O;Rielly, press the button, and let 'er rip!

    May 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  11. Yiu-Lung David Ho, New York

    President Obama, this is a very useful item, trust me. On the next election, when the republicans finish their speech, you just have to press this bottom so people can be awake for your speech.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  12. Kathleen, Indian Shores, FL

    It's all right here in this "widdle" bottle. And tasty, too? Could it be Vitameatavegemin?

    May 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  13. Fai Murphy

    Just push this button if Biden starts talking!

    Elizabeth, PA

    May 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  14. Carmen Gamboa

    Next time Joe Biden starts to talk before thinking I can silence him with this.
    Carmen – Tacoma, WA

    May 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  15. Sam

    No, Mr. President, nothing will explode when you push the button. I promise.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  16. Lori - IL

    Press here and pray the raccoons don't appear!

    May 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  17. Dan in Kansas City

    "We found this left over from the Anthrax scare. Right next to the duct tape."

    May 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  18. Camille

    Honk one time for yes, two times for no....

    May 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  19. Tatiana McCarthy , Sydney, Australia

    "So Eric, this is guaranteed to scare off pigs?"

    May 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  20. Peggy

    You push this button to call the speaker of the House.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:33 pm |
  21. David Millard

    Secretary Eric has explaines why you should not push the big yellow button on less someone is really making you mad!!

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    May 1, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  22. Scott Stevens South Plymouth N.Y

    Im not pushing it ,you push it

    May 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  23. Barb Mi

    So I push this to clean myself after McCain's bogger yesterday.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:29 pm |
  24. Derek from Brooklyn Center, MN

    Robert Gibbs could use this during his next press briefing.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm |
  25. Gabrielle, NYC

    I used to use this device to get the attention of the last president. However, I can tell that won't be necessary with you.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  26. Kathy

    Yes, Mr. President....press the button and they will hear you. Trust me. It's small, it's blue, it's mighty and knows no party alliances!

    Kathy, Canada

    May 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  27. Yiu-Lung David Ho, New York

    President Obama saying that this is a good alarm clock.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  28. Harriet Louisville

    Eric, keep your finger on this white button, any journalist question longer than a minute gets vetoed!

    May 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  29. Matt

    So, let me get this straight.....I just crouch down behind Cheney's chair and press this button?

    May 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  30. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    Obama: "I think you press the button on the top. They didn't have these at Harvard." Shinseki: "I THINK you're right, but I'm not sure. I always had an enlisted person press mine for me when I was an Army General."

    May 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  31. Gabrielle, NYC

    by pressing this button, you will signal the start of the race for new a new supreme court justice. all contenders are standing here to your right.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  32. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    So when Sasha and Malia are running around the Oval Office and annoying me I just push this button to shoo them away?

    May 1, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  33. Shawn Hoffman - Kingman, AZ

    No, Secretary Shinseki, I will not pull your finger, I'm going to press this button and that is it!

    May 1, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  34. Yiu-Lung David Ho, New York

    President Obama, I think that this will be a great alarm clock/waku-up call for the staffs at the White House.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  35. Laura Startz

    They gave us the wrong one, this one is empty, broken and says "property of Dick Cheney" - we all know how much he liked to toot his own horn!!
    Victoria, Texas

    May 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  36. Jeff in Cincinnati, OH

    How many government employees does it take to press the button on a 'whoppee' horn?

    May 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  37. Yiu-Lung David Ho, New York

    You can look at this as your Presidential Bottom... press it when you need help...

    May 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  38. Pamela Greene Guin, Alabama

    I wouldn't mind having one of these on the basketball court.... press the button every time I make a hoop....that would be so cool....

    May 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  39. Yiu-Lung David Ho, New York

    President Obama this is what you need to do to have people to listen to you.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  40. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    " ...and you push that button and out comes a Genie that will grant you 3 wishes.!"

    May 1, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  41. stuwolfe

    "...so if Sarah Palin calls to tell you 'the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming," you go to the second floor balcony of the White House , raise your hand high and blow this horn..."

    May 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  42. Rick Kaufman Dover NH

    "Honk once if you like being President."

    May 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  43. Pamela Greene Guin, Alabama

    "Are you sure we can't get someone else to do this....."

    May 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  44. Rick Kaufman Dover NH

    “It works to scare birds away; we believe it will also work to keep Joe ‘Birdbrain’ Biden a safe distance away from the White House. Push this button whenever you see him.”

    May 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  45. Jennifer, New Rochelle, NY

    It's a can of Lysol, Mr. President–you should spray that podium before you touch it. It could be infected with swine flu.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  46. Michael, Dresher, PA

    When Biden's lips start to move, push this button.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  47. Megan - Cohutta, GA

    Oh no Mr. President this is not just a any ol' air horn. It is a super air horn and has the power to repel Republican, economic disaster, and oblivious Vice Presidents.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  48. Mary D, Illinois

    Nobody told me that one of the duties of being President, was to spray weed killer around the garden...

    May 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  49. john nashville, tn

    President Obama to US Secretary of Veterans Affairs:
    But how will I spell it for Twitter? LOOOUUUDDDNOISE.

    May 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  50. Michael, Dresher, PA

    Who put Dick Chaney's photo on everything around here that blows air?

    May 1, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
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