When I went down to the Republican headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs to pick up a ticket for Gov. Sarah Palin's next campaign appearance in our city (Monday, 20 October, at Security Service Field, home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball team), I was astonished to see a two-block segment of Tejon St. blocked off by police cars! The Republicans set up a temporary ticket distribution point outdoors, while the bomb squad dealt with a phoned-in bomb threat. I admired their determination to keep up with the demand for tickets in spite of these interruptions.
UPDATE: It turns out that the mystery box contained a supply of pro-Obama literature left on the ground by a Democratic campaign worker. But the Colorado Springs police were anxious to avoid taking any chances, since they would be under condemnation if the box were actually booby-trapped.