After attending a banquet at King Abdullah's Beit Al Urdan palace Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, hitched a ride -lliterally - to the Amman airport with the King.
Abdullah drove himself - with Obama riding shotgun - from the palace to the airport in a silver Mercedes 600 series with blacked out windows.
The King - in the driver's seat - raced onto the tarmac and came to an abrupt halt, stopping on a dinar, just a few feet away from one of Senator Obama's pre-positioned secret service agents.
The King's car was followed by a squadron of myriad Mercedes filled with the King's security forces.
The Senator and the King got out of the car, spoke on the tarmac for a few minutes and then shook hands. Obama then boarded his plane, without the King, to fly to Tel Aviv.
Their joint ride to the airport follows their closed door meeting this evening and a dinner reception at the palace....
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