Not today. Walking into the Paris expo grounds, we media types encountered swarms of riot police -- combat boots, sidearms, nasty-looking truncheons and all that.
I was puzzled. Perhaps a gang of thieves had targeted the new Lambo, which would be totally understandable.
I headed off to Tesla's press conference. There the Tesla communications people explained: French President Nicolas Sarkozy had arrived up at Hall 1 to do a show walk and press conference.
It was nice to know that the heavy security was there for a fairly nonthreatening reason. Not so nice for Tesla, which had a lower-than-expected media turnout.