Kennebunkport, Me. A Small Town Goes Prime-Time

Bush's election brings headaches to his summer home

The only way Bob Brigham used to know that George Bush was in town was when his daughter would return from Bradbury Brothers Market and announce, "The Filipinos are here." This meant that the Vice President's household staff was preparing for his arrival. Things change. "Now it looks like a damned convention for the hearing impaired," observes Brigham, a local real estate agent, about the swarm of Secret Service men sporting earphones when Bush is in Kennebunkport.

For the record, it was on Wednesday, Nov. 23, that Kennebunkport met its first metal detector. Bush was to address his friends and neighbors...

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