From yesterday's Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
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.
'Cause nothing bad ever happens in Dallas, right?
This is an odd story -- not least because Obama received Secret Service protection earlier than any other presidential candidate ever has, almost nine months before the Iowa caucuses. Why are they stopping now?