I just caught this on the local news.
Davenport, Iowa (one of the world famous Quad Cities, along with Bettendorf, IA, Rock Island and Moline, IL) had both, count’em, both, President Bush and Senator Kerry in town to day. It was a big deal. For a few brief moments this small city on Iowa’s eastern nose was the center of the political universe. All the local cops were on duty. All the State Police in the area were on duty. All of the sheriff’s deputies from two or three counties were on duty. The Secret Service was there in force.
Apparently all of those law enforcement officers were down at the political venues making sure that nobody go in who might conceivable boo the speaker because during those few brief moments in the political limelight three Davenport banks were robbed.
I’m waiting for somebody to draw a correlation between having a presidential candidate on your door step and an increase in the crime rate. If so, either party will be hard pressed to blame it on the other.