The Corner

Security Lapse?

Tim Carney e-mails re: something that has had me wondering, too–and the RNC setup is currently the same; I don’t get it:

Despite unprecedented levels of security at this convention, there is one

detail that strikes me as a weakness. The passes to the Fleet Center are not

personalized with a name or a picture. This means that if any of the

thousands of delegates or reporters loses his, gets mugged and has it taken,

or just gives it to somebody else, then who knows whose hands these passes

can get into? In fact, just outside of the arena tonight, a colleague was

approached and asked by someone on the streets of Boston: “Hey, are you

leaving? Are you done with your pass? Can I have it?”

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