This will be the hot news tomorrow:
CBS 4 in Denver is now reporting that "at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver."Further details suggest that this falls somewhat short of the crime of the century:
CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.The drug in question, as it turns out, is meth. Hardly the drug of choice for your standard professional assassin. Unless he plans on assassinating a VCR by taking it apart and putting it back together again a couple hundred times. Further evidence that the presidential hopeful doesn't need to lose a lot of sleep over this threat is the fact that the plot began to unravel when the suspect's pickup was pulled over for driving erratically (that is also how they caught John Wilkes Booth). Under intense casual questioning by law enforcement, the suspect committed what would prove to be a major tactical error. He was asked if he planned on killing Barack Obama. He replied that he was. After what I imagine was a fairly long and awkward pause, he and his buddies were arrested on all sorts of charges.
He is being reported as a member of a white supremacist group but, based on his mug shot, he himself is far more likely to be on the wrong side of any "racial hygiene" program. Or regular hygiene program, for that matter. Check out Instapundit for a sampling of blogger reactions.