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. Dallas Deputy Police Chief T.W. Lawrence, head of the Police Department's homeland security and special operations divisions, said the order -- apparently made by the U.S. Secret Service --
What in the Hell were they thinking? Someone's head should be on the Block for this. With the obsessive level of security provided Bush (although a good bit of it is aimed at keeping him from seeing his own citizen's criticism of his governance) It would seem that a lapse of this magnitude would be greated with outrage, since Obama is one of only three people in America who could be elected to take his place.