Friday, November 30, 2007

A Serious Bomb Threat...

Hilary Clinton is not even president and already there are bomb threats and hostage situations she must deal with. A man walked into Clinton's campaign office in Rochester New Hampshire earlier today with what he said was a bomb strapped to his chest and took three hostages. He reportedly has a history of mental illness, has been drinking and says he wants to talk to the senator. Click here to read CNN's report. There has been at least one woman released, but the news is still covering the story and the situation is still underway even as I type this. Apparently, there are still two hostages remaining according to local WBZ station, a local CBS affiliate. New Hampshire is really a very political state and is very open about their politics. I have become familiar with the type of politics practiced in New Hampshire after following the primary action there for another class. This is a bit of a surprise for me to find out this could happen and I'm sure that many people in the area are shocked and I wonder if other staff members from the Clinton campaign are scared they might become targets in a hostage situation as well. I don't remember ever hearing of a similar situation in past election cycles and it will be interesting to see how this event plays out.

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