Saturday, February 23, 2008

Obama really IS like Kennedy.

Except they tried harder to kill Kennedy in Dallas. Maybe this was just a dry run?

I kid.

Reminds me of nothing so much as the old Eddie Murphy bit where, as the first black President, he has to give his State of the Union speech while constantly dipping and ducking around the stage... so no one can get a bead on him.

Star-Telegram.com: | 02/21/2008 | Police concerned about order to stop weapons screening at Obama rally:
"DALLAS -- Security details at Barack Obama's rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena.

The order to put down the metal detectors and stop checking purses and laptop bags came as a surprise to several Dallas police officers who said they believed it was a lapse in security.

...Doors opened to the public at 10 a.m., and for the first hour security officers scanned each person who came in and checked their belongings in a process that kept movement of the long lines at a crawl. Then, about 11 a.m., an order came down to allow the people in without being checked.

Several Dallas police officers said it worried them that the arena was packed with people who got in without even a cursory inspection."

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