Wow. One of life's greatest mysteries has been solved via a simple WhiteHouse.gov video. We speak, of course, of the existence of a presidential passport. It does exist!
Although President Obama does not have to endure annoying boarding procedures when he flieswaiting for Group C to be called, worrying about overheard cabin space, hitting up Sbarro's in a fit of hunger desperationit's comforting to know that he must still pass though immigration.
Notice that it is a black passport, the color of Presidential-level passports (versus the red of diplomatic and navy blue of normal citizen level).
The thing that actually surprises us the most is not that President Obama has a normal passport, but that it is stored in a way seemingly conceived of by someone's grandma. The regular file cabinet like something from the clearance section at Office Depot, the plain accordion file folder and the simple print out of "POTUS Passports" has us cracking up. We're not sure what we expectedthe passports floating in a crystal box above a shark-filled lagoon guarded by two eunuchs, maybe.