Friday, October 17, 2008

An Ugly Fruit of Hate Speech

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.


Francis W. Porretto said...

We have seen the true, unconcealed face of the American Left: just as vicious as its European brethren, and capable of throwing a bolt of fear at anyone who dares to cross it in any way. Given its operations to date, for the GOP to take anything less than the most stringent security measures would constitute dereliction of duty.

Bloodthirsty Warmonger said...

Francis, thanks for your comment. Our reaction is similar to the people of Atlanta's in 1996, when Eric Rudolph planted a bomb at the Olympics. It only made us more determined to persevere, and not let any jerk ruin our party.