I'm sure he was free to leave the premises at any time.......
this is from the OP's post [emphasis added by bubba]:
... Powers eventually left the closet to watch the vice president. He later sent out a lengthy report on his remarks to members of the media. The report itself did not mention the closet, saying only that "press coverage was limited to a single pool reporter, who was allowed to listen to the remarks but not given an opportunity to talk with anyone at the event." ...
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.